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Data War 2021 - Hacker Poisons Water Supply (General)

by dulan drift, Tuesday, February 09, 2021, 10:48 (18 days ago)

(continuation from here)

"A computer hacker gained access to the water system of a city in Florida and tried to pump in a "dangerous" amount of a chemical, officials say.

The hacker briefly increased the amount of sodium hydroxide (lye) in Oldsmar's water treatment system, but a worker spotted it and reversed the action.

In 2016, a security report from Verizon detailed a similar attack on another unnamed US water facility. And in 2020 there were multiple unsuccessful hacks on Israeli water supplies."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55989843

So if you couple electricity off with poisoning the water supply - that's gonna have a crippling impact.

This raises the question again - at what point is a cyber war a real war?

If someone is shooting at you it's easy to know - and respond - but where's the line in a cyber war?

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