Water treatment plant hacked, chemical mix changed for tap supplies

Feed from: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/24/water_utility_hacked/ 

John Leyden

Hackers infiltrated a water utility’s control system and changed the levels of chemicals being used to treat tap water, we're told.

The cyber-attack is documented in this month’s IT security breach report (available here, registration required) from Verizon Security Solutions. The utility in question is referred to using a pseudonym, Kemuri Water Company, and its location is not revealed.

A "hacktivist" group with ties to Syria compromised Kemuri Water Company’s computers after exploiting unpatched web vulnerabilities in its internet-facing customer payment portal, it is reported.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/24/water_utility_hacked/

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