If it is not local, we forget quickly. This is nothing new. In 2008, a teen hacker broke into the Polish Rail Network.
In this incident, the attacker used the trains like a toy and in the process derailed 4 trains.
I have posted on Rail systems and SCADA and how these need better security. Here in NSW Australia, we are no better. The SCADA and control engineers are afraid of anything breaking right now, what about if an attacker actually does this?
I have been accused in recent weeks of creating the scenario. That the issue is how I am noting these flaws. It seems that these individuals see an attack as a consequence of my posts. That only in having written on this topic can it exist.
Well it exists.
Even had I not written on this topic, it would remain a threat. As I have noted above, it has really occurred. Not as people such as myself have made others aware, but as it was discovered and exploited.
The question now is when it will happen again, not if.