The hacker upped sodium hydroxide levels in the Oldsmar, Florida, water supply to extremely dangerous levels. They may represent a rare publicly reported cyberintrusion aimed at actively sabotaging the systems that control a US city's critical infrastructure.
We do not know how the intruder broke into the so-called operational technology (OT) network that controls physical equipment in industrial control systems and is typically segregated from the internet-connected IT network.
It is unknown where the hole is and how sophisticated these people are. Officials have warned all government organizations to review their security protocols and make upgrades to protect themselves.
Water treatment and sewage plants are often some of the most digitally vulnerable critical infrastructure targets in the United States, made more so by the budget cuts and remote work scenarios. Some cities’ municipal water treatment plants have only a single IT person.
They need help from external IT professionals.
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