Protecting the water supply – hacker edition

What can municipalities do to better protect their water supply systems? We reported recently about an attack against the water supply in Oldsmar, Florida, and worry about the potential for future and copycat attacks against other lightly defended water treatment systems in small towns worldwide and what can be done to stem such incursions. In the Florida … More Protecting the water supply – hacker edition

Hacker attempts to poison Florida city’s water supply

While the incursion was thwarted in time, cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure are a major cause for concern. Last Friday, an unknown attacker accessed the computer systems of a water treatment facility in Oldsmar, Florida, and attempted to poison the city’s water supply by manipulating the chemical levels of sodium hydroxide. This substance, commonly referred to … More Hacker attempts to poison Florida city’s water supply