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Sheriff: Investigation Underway After Hacker Attempts To Poison Florida Town’s Water Supply



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PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Authorities in Pinellas County are investigating after an unknown individual attempted to hack the City of Oldsmar’s water treatment plant system.

During a news conference, Pinellas County Bub Gualtieri said that an individual remotely accessed a computer for the water treatment facility and increased the amount of lye, sodium hydroxide, by more than 100 times the normal amount. It’s used to control acidity in water.

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