According to CNN, cybersecurity experts have long warned that insecure remote work software is a major source of weakness for hacking. On Feb. 5, hackers gained access to a Florida water treatment facility by using a dormant remote access software and then tried to poison the water supply. The hack was rapidly recognized by a human operator at the facility.
The treatment plant had used multiple computers running an aging version of Microsoft Windows to monitor the facility remotely. All computers shared a single password to access an apparently outdated version of the plant’s remote management software.
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