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OC experts prepare for possibility of massive cyber attack

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.



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