Hack exposes vulnerability of cash-strapped US water plants

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A hacker’s botched attempt to poison the water supply of a small Florida city is raising alarms about just how vulnerable the nation’s water systems may be to attacks by more sophisticated intruders. Treatment plants are typically cash-strapped, and lack the cybersecurity depth of the power grid and nuclear plants. A […]

Sheriff: Hacker tried to taint Florida city’s water with lye

Authorities say a hacker gained access to a Florida city’s water treatment plant in an unsuccessful attempt to fill the water supply with a potentially harmful chemical ByThe Associated Press February 9, 2021, 2:34 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article OLDSMAR, Fla. — A hacker gained unauthorized entry into […]