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The Bowman Avenue Dam is seen in Rye Brook, N.Y., Thursday, March 24, 2016. Seven hackers tied to the Iranian government were charged in a series of punishing cyber attacks on dozens of banks and a small dam outside New York City, intrusions that reached into America's infrastructure and disrupted the financial system, U.S. law enforcement officials said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(Bloomberg) — The 20-foot Bowman Avenue Dam on the outskirts of Rye, New York, is so inconsequential that many residents of the affluent commuter town didn’t even know it existed. But Iranian hackers did.

“It’s frightening,” Marilyn Weissman, the manager at Dusty Rose, a sportswear and lingerie store at the Rye Ridge Shopping Center, said when told that there’s a dam in the woods nearby — and that the U.S. Justice Department says it was attacked by hackers tied to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. “You don’t know what will happen.”

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