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Hacker tried to poison Florida city's water supply with lye, sheriff says


Someone was able to remotely access controls at a water treatment plant

Image source: Pinellas Sheriff YouTube video screenshot

Authorities say an unknown hacker was able to gain remote access to the controls of a Florida city's water treatment plant, and made multiple attempts to increase the amount of lye in the water supply to "dangerous" levels.

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Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced the threat during a news conference Monday, explaining that the unidentified suspect targeted the water supply for the city of Oldsmar.

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