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Congressmen ask DOJ to investigate water utility hack

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( ) -q-19- UNDATED (Correspondent Jeremy House) “the system targeted.”

Three members of Congress are asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate how hackers breached a water utility system near Pittsburgh.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. An electronic calling card left by the hackers suggests they picked their target because it uses components made by an Israeli company.

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VERBATIM: The attack prompted the nation’s top cyberdefense agency to warn other water and sewage-treatment utilities they may be vulnerable. In a letter, the Pennsylvania lawmakers say Americans must know their drinking water and other basic infrastructure is safe. The Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, was the system targeted.

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