EXIT of the DAY:
I-287 n Onramp to EXIT 10 Off Ramp: Rye Brook, New York
Upcoming is Bowman Avenue Exit in Rye, New York.
Iranian terrorist attacks can occur anywhere. Even right here on Bowman Avenue. And some attacks can even occur by mistake.
In 2013, in the tiny village of Rye Brook, a federal indictment was issued over a cyber-attack by Iranian hackers from the very anti-American Revolutionary Guards. Considered pretty small potatoes in terms of targeting, The Revolutionary Guards were trying to hack an itsy bitsy suburban dam. The dam is used to hold back water and to prevent flooding of nearby basements.
The Iranian hackers never took control of the 20-foot dam nor caused any disruptions. In fact, it seems the Iranians had gotten their wires crossed.
Investigators believe the hackers intended to target a HUGE Oregon dam. It is also named The Bowman Dam.
That Bowman Dam is thousands of feet long and hundreds of feet high and holds back a small ocean of water which would have drowned thousands of victims. Hundreds of Oregon towns downriver may have been flooded.
Homeland Security foiled the plot in cyberspace. When asked, there was no immediate response from the Iranian government about the provocation.
Obviously the terrorists required better mapping. Good thing they did not have RoadSpoke!
It also leaves us to wonder.... What happened to the Iranian guy who screwed that up?
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