INCIDENT: Hacker Accessed CA Water Treatment System

A hacker was easily able to get in to a San Francisco Bay Area water treatment facility in mid-January and delete programs used to treat drinking water, a senior intelligence official said Thursday.
The hacker used a former plant employee’s username and password to gain entry to the unidentified Bay Area water treatment facility Jan. 15, according to a NBC News report.

Incident Date

January 15, 2021

Location

United States

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Hacker Accessed CA Water Treatment System

Impacts

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