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Iranian Group Claims Responsibility For Dam Cyber Hack In Westchester

The Bowman Avenue Dam in Rye.was the focus of a 2013 cyberattack by an Iranian hacktivist group.
The Bowman Avenue Dam in Rye.was the focus of a 2013 cyberattack by an Iranian hacktivist group. Photo Credit: Google Maps
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino questioned why the federal, not local government was informed about the potential cyber threat by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino questioned why the federal, not local government was informed about the potential cyber threat by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Photo Credit: Zak Failla

RYE, N.Y. – An Iranian hactivist group has claimed responsibility for the 2013 cyberattack on the Bowman Avenue Dam in Rye, according to NBC News.

The group SOBH Cyber Jihad sent word through another Iranian group that they were the party behind the attack, news of which was reported this past Sunday on Daily Voice.

The group claimed that they kept quiet about the attack for two years because of warnings to stay quiet "for the greater good," reported NBC News.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino called the level of secrecy about the breach "unacceptable" in a press conference held earlier this week .

Click here to the NBC News article.

Daily Voice has been covering the story closely since our first report Sunday moments after news of the hack was first reported.

Click on the below links for previous Daily Voice coverage:

* Iranian hackers infiltrated Bowman Avenue Dam in 2013

* Rye officials confirm Homeland Security warning about Bowman Avenue Dam

* Astorino wants answers on Rye security breach

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