Florida Water Treatment Hack: Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Tuesday that a hacker who last week attempted to poison water sources in Florida used a sleeping remote access platform. Twice on Friday –- at 8 a.m., the cyber attacker infiltrated the Oldsmar water treatment facility. Then 13:30 p.m. — through a sleepy TeamViewer app. In about six months, the program was not used but was still on the system.
“How they got in, whether it was through a password or through something else, I can’t tell you that,” said Gualtieri. However, Felicia Donnelly, Oldsmar’s assistant town manager, told CNN that it needed a password for remote control.
TeamViewer, headquartered in Germany and which has over half a million commercial license customers around the world, says there is no proof of suspicious behavior. “Our network has provided us with no indication of suspicious connection behavior based on cooperative knowledge exchange,” said CNN Speaker TeamViewer Martina Dier on Wednesday. “A diligent technical investigation was carried out.
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