A casino in North America just got hacked through its Internet-connected "smart" fish tank. The hackers realized it wasn't secure and hacked in . . . but a cyber security firm figured out what was happening and cut them off before they could get deeper access into the casino.
It's cool to have a bunch of "smart" products in your house . . . smart TV, smart thermostat, smart fridge, smart EVERYTHING. But unless you have the advanced tech skills to keep them secure . . . they're DUMB enough to screw you.
According to a cyber security firm, a casino just got hacked through their smart FISH TANK. They didn't reveal which casino, but they did say it was in North America.
The smart fish tank was connected to the Internet to automatically regulate the temperature and feed the fish.
But apparently, a group of hackers from Finland figured out that it wasn't secured, so they hacked into it . . . and used the info they found to spot other vulnerable areas in the casino's network that could get them REAL access.
The security firm figured out what was going on before the hackers could get to that second step though . . . and cut them off with just their intimate knowledge of the fish tank.
So keep this in mind, I guess, as you buy your next smart coffee pot or foot massager . . . because if someone REALLY wants to hack you, those could be a gateway.
Originally posted on July 25th, 2017