Cities are the new front line in the cyber crime war

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Cities are the new front line in the cyber crime war

Shift to smart tech makes them more vulnerable to attacks, as they struggle with the high costs of fighting back

Jack Graham

The word “cyberattack” usually brings to mind hackers breaking into a company or government agency, wreaking havoc and stealing valuable data.

But for an employee at a Florida water treatment facility, an even scarier event took place in February.

On his shift at the plant, which treats water for about 15,000 people in Oldsmar, a town near Tampa, he noticed that the levels of a chemical additive in the water were increasing...

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