Water Treatment System Of Oldsmar, FL Was Breached
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On Friday, February 5, 2021, the water supply system of Oldsmar, Florida (a town near Tampa, FL, home to 15,000 people, just miles from the Super Bowl Stadium), was breached but no water was actually contaminated due to the diligence of Oldsmar government workers at the water treatment plant. The sheriff of Oldsmar said the hacker gained remote access to the town’s water treatment plant’s computer system that controls chemicals and changed the level of sodium hydroxide (aka: lye, the main ingredient in liquid drain cleaner that is also used to control water acidity and removing metal from the water in the water treatment plant), from 100 ppm to 11,000 ppm. The secret service and FBI have been investigating this cyber attack that could have potential consequence for the Florida water supply system.
Authorities in Florida said investigations were underway after a hacker attempted to poison the water supply to the city of Oldsmar on February 5, 2021, in the video published on Feb. 8, 2021, “Oldsmar, Florida: Investigation After Hacker to Poison Water Supply“, below:
The Secret Service and FBI are investigating a cyber attack that occurred last Friday in Oldsmar where a person remotely tried to trigger a flood of deadly chemicals into the city’s water supply, in the video published on Feb. 9, 2021, “Hacker attempts to poison Florida town’s water system, GMA“, below:
Federal investigators are searching for the hacker behind an attempted poisoning of a Florida city’s water system just days before the Super Bowl. Experts say many municipalities could be at risk for similar cyber attacks. Jeff Pegues reports, in the video published on Feb. 9, 2021, “Hack in Florida city’s water system reveals potential cyber risks of many local communities“, below:
Shepard Smith reports someone tried to contaminate the water system in Oldsmar, Florida, by increasing the level of sodium hydroxide, in the video published on Feb. 8, 2021, “Hacker tried to contaminate water supply in Oldsmar, Florida“, below:
If this could happen in Oldsmar, Florida, it could have happened any where in USA. It was fortunate that Oldsmar government official was vigilant in monitoring the water supply. The solution to preventing such hacking from occurring in the first place is automatic monitoring system for our water supply systems every where.
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