By Lou Ponsi, Behind the Badge
A post seen on a well-known dark web site used by hackers states residents of Orange County should be prepared for a toxic water situation.
The Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center (OCIAC) believes the threat to be credible.
A worker at an Orange County water treatment plant discovers the plant’s data output and validations are being copied and sent to an unknown email account from a computer station
only accessible by employees.
An emergency response team from the water district along with OCIAC began an investigation and discovered that a computer program regulating the amount of chemicals infused into the water has been manipulated.