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Hackers sought to add a dangerous amounts of chemicals to the drinking water of around 15,000 people in a town near Tampa, Florida. Reuters reports that the hackers remotely gained access to a software program on the computer of an employee at the water treatment facility and attempted to dump sodium hydroxide into the water. The water treatment operator was able to reverse the command quickly, before it caused harm.
In context: Water Sector Prepares For Cyberattacks
The FBI and Secret Service have been called in to assist in an investigation. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said he does not know who is responsible for the cyberattack.