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In a Florida city, a hacker tried to poison the drinking water – Sydney Morning Herald

A hacker gained entry to the system controlling the water treatment plant of a city of 15,000 people and tried to taint the water supply with a caustic chemical,…

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Gualtieri said the public was never in danger. But he did say the intruder took the sodium hydroxide up to dangerous levels.
Oldsmar officials have since disabled the remote-access system, and say other safeguards were in place to prevent the increased chemical from getting into the water. Officials warned other city leaders in the region which was hosting the Super Bowl about the incident and suggested they check their systems.
Experts say municipal water and other systems have the potential to…

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