OC experts prepare for possibility of massive cyber attack

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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…


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