Florida water supply attack similar to hack in Israel attributed to Iran

Florida water supply attack similar to hack in Israel attributed to Iran
Pixabay; LU Staff

[Ed. – Hmm.  Could be a copycat.  Could be an attack from Iran.  The original story is here.]

cyber-attack on a water treatment facility in a small town in Florida is raising questions about how vulnerable the water supply is at thousands of other locations around the United States as authorities attempt to determine who tried to poison the water two days before the Super Bowl. …

Michael Daniel, the president & CEO of Cyber Threat Alliance, thinks the attack could have come from overseas. …

The hack on the cash-strapped water treatment plant in Oldsmar, Fla. with a population of 15,000 last Friday occurred just 12 miles from the Super Bowl stadium, northwest of Tampa. …

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A similar hack took place in Israel three times last year, including in April when suspected Iranian hackers targeted Israel’s water system by increasing chlorine levels in water flowing to residential areas.  A similar incident took place in July in Galilee shutting down agricultural pumps.

In the April attack, six water treatment facilities were hit. At one site, a pump went into continuous operation and data was changed at another, but no significant damage was recorded. Fox News first reported that Iran was likely behind the hack in Israel using American servers.

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