HACKERS SEIZE CONTROL OF BULGARIAN TAX AGENCY, SPRINKLER SYSTEM | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

HACKERS SEIZE CONTROL OF BULGARIAN TAX AGENCY, SPRINKLER SYSTEM

SOURCE: FUTURISM.COM
WET AND WILD

The Bulgarian government is stuck in an unusually comical cybersecurity crisis.

A hacker broke into servers of the National Revenue Agency, according to the Bulgarian language newsroom Media Pool, but also seized control over a city sprinkler system, dousing government officials when they tried to leave the Parliament Building. The government has accused and arrested 20-year-old cybersecurity developer Kristian Boykov, according to Reuters, though Boykov denies the allegations.

While it’s funny to imagine, the hack illustrates how unprepared world governments are to deal with cybersecurity threats.

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