Hacker attempted to taint San Francisco drinking water: report

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A hacker attempted to taint the drinking water in the San Francisco area at the beginning of the year, a disturbing report that recently came to light revealed.

The hacker obtained a former employee’s TeamViewer credentials to log on and delete programs to treat drinking water, according to the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center obtained by NBC News. The Jan. 15 hack was discovered the next day and there were no failures as a result of the breach, according to the outlet.

Rod Colon, district manager of the North Springs Improvement District in Florida, told FOX Business that tampering with the treatment programs could potentially make residents sick due to the presence of things like E. coli in the water. 

A spokesperson for the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center did not return FOX Business’ request for comment about…

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