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U.S. Water and Power Are Shockingly Vulnerable to Cyberhacks

Workers stand on top of a tank at a Colonial Pipeline facility in Avenel, New Jersey.Photographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg

By Kartikay Mehrotra

Bloomberg

When the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was hacked in 2018, it took a mere six hours. Early this year, an intruder lurked in hundreds of computers related to water systems across the U.S. In Portland, Oregon, burglars installed malicious computers onto a grid providing power to a chunk of the Northwest.

Two of those cases — L.A. and Portland — were tests. The water threat was real, discovered by cybersecurity firm Dragos.

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