Hacker tries to poison water supply of Florida city

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A computer hacker gained access to the water system of a city in Florida and tried to pump in a “dangerous” amount of a chemical, officials say.The hacker briefly increased the amount of sodium hydroxide (lye) in Oldsmar’s water treatment system, but a worker spotted it and reversed the action.Lye is used in small amounts to control acidity but a large amount could have caused major problems in the water.Oldsmar Mayor Eric Seidel said: “There’s a bad actor out there.”

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