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Re: Nasty Hacker
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2021, 08:57:26 am »

Maybe they wanted to get to the treatment facility that feeds the Mar-a-largo site, I mean, since the bleach levels are probably too low for a particular resident  %)
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Re: Nasty Hacker
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2021, 06:26:32 pm »

This has been the theme in a number of books over the years, why was the control system accessible from off-site?
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Re: Nasty Hacker
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2021, 07:58:40 pm »

Blaming a faceless hacker is cheaper and more scary/acceptable than blaming the municipal unionised worker for their incompetence......  %)
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Re: Nasty Hacker
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2021, 01:44:52 am »

Maybe they wanted to get to the treatment facility that feeds the Mar-a-largo site, I mean, since the bleach levels are probably too low for a particular resident  %)


Sodium hydroxide is caustic soda, bleach is sodium hypochlorite.


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Re: Nasty Hacker
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2021, 01:52:39 am »

Blaming a faceless hacker is cheaper and more scary/acceptable than blaming the municipal unionised worker for their incompetence......  %)


If you read the news article you will see that an employee noticed the hacker at work, and was able to reverse the hackerís input, thus preventing a potentially serious contamination. I donít regard that as incompetence but good awareness of the situation.


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Re: Nasty Hacker
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2021, 10:52:49 am »

Wasn't this the plot in an NCIS-LA episode a while back?  Except that the bad guys were actually physically inserting their noxious substance.


A few years ago, my local water authority did the job themselves without any outside help.  In the North West we were pre-boiling water for weeks until the system was cleared.
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Re: Nasty Hacker
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2021, 10:56:31 am »

I didn't say they person knew what the difference was - just altering the effect to the resident as he is having withdrawl problems and may think the different taste is 'bleachy'.  :D
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