U.S. government officials this week stated that there's no evidence to support recent reports that a pump at a water utility was destroyed by hackers.

"In an email sent on Tuesday afternoon to members of the Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group, officials with the ICS-CERT, an offshoot of the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team, said investigators from the US Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have been unable to confirm the claims, which were made in a November 10 report issued by the Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center, also known as the Fusion Center," writes The Register's Dan Goodin.

"The email went on to say the investigators 'have concluded that there was no malicious or unauthorized traffic from Russia or any foreign entities, as previously reported,'" Goodin writes.

Go to "FBI: No evidence of water system hack destroying pump" to read the details.

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