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I-95: I-287 n Onramp via EXIT 10 Off-Ramp: To Rye, Rye Brook, New York
Upcoming is the Bowman Avenue Exit in Rye, New York.
Cyber Terrorist attacks can occur anywhere computers are working -- even right here on Bowman Avenue. And some attacks can occur by mistake.
In 2013, in the tiny suburban 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 backyards and basements in the affluent suburb of Rye, New York.
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. Of course, the Iranians also missed their Oregon target by about 3,000 miles!
Homeland Security foiled the plot in cyberspace. Even here in Rye, the dam did not open and no backyards were flooded.
When asked, there was no immediate response from the Iranian government about the provocation. Obviously the terrorists required better mapping.
Wonder what happened to the Iranian guy who screwed that up?
Final thought: Good thing they did not use RoadSpoke to gather more accurate local information!
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