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FBI called in after hacker tries to poison Tampa-area city’s water with lye


February 10, 2021
By NPR

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Oldsmar, Fla. – Local authorities, the FBI and Secret Service are investigating after someone hacked the water treatment plant in Oldsmar, Fla., and increased the level of sodium hydroxide in the city’s drinking water by a factor of 100. The plant operator quickly reset the level back to normal parameters before the water supply was affected, officials say. NPR reports. | READ MORE