Hacker Accessed CA Water Treatment System

June 21, 2021


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

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified