Former Official Claims Oldsmar Drinking Water Hack Was Really Operator Error
March 29, 2023
According to a local official with direct knowledge, an alarming drinking water contamination event thought to be the result of cyberattack was actually just an operations flub.
“In 2021, news broke of a cyberattack at the Oldsmar, Florida, water treatment plant, an event that sparked fears about the cyber vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure,” GCN reported. “But according to one official who was with the city at the time, the incident was not a hack at all, just a case of an employee mistakenly clicking on the wrong buttons, before alerting his superiors to his error.”