Fired Employee Hacks and Shuts Down Smart Water Readers in Five US Cities

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

A Pennsylvania judge has sentenced Adam Flanagan, 42, of Bala Cynwyd, PA to one year and one day in prison for hacking and damaging the IT networks of several water utility providers across the US East Coast. The  sentence was passed down last week for crimes committed in the spring of 2014.

According to court documents obtained by Bleeping Computer, Flanagan worked between November 2007 and November 2013 for an unnamed company that produced smart water, electric, and gas readers.

 Read more on Bleeping Computer.

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  1. ECA - June 25, 2017

    Lazy corps…
    that dont understand the IDEA of you fire a person that KNOWS HOW THINGS WORK..
    Then they dont CHANGE PASSWORDS on the devices he works with..

    Systems mounted around a town/city, that connect wireless to a hub..that sends the data Wireless/wired (INTERNET??) to the company..

    If it was wireless it would need to be programmed Local, about 40′ away..
    Wired?? Direct would be abit hard unless they had all the phone numbers.. Internet?? FOOLS..

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