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Apr
17

Hackers once stole a casino’s high-roller database through a thermometer in the lobby fish tank

From: Business Insider

  • The CEO of the cybersecurity firm Darktrace says hackers are increasingly targeting unprotected “internet of things” devices, such as air-conditioning systems and CCTV, to get into corporate networks.
  • She told the WSJ CEO Council Conference that in one incident, a casino was hacked through the thermometer in its lobby aquarium.
  • A former director of the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters also called for laws outlining minimum security standards for internet-of-things devices.

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Eagan gave one memorable anecdote about a case Darktrace worked on in which a casino was hacked via a thermometer in an aquarium in the lobby.

“The attackers used that to get a foothold in the network,” she said. “They then found the high-roller database and then pulled that back across the network, out the thermostat, and up to the cloud.”

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