So long and tanks for all the data
August 4, 2017 2:46 PM Subscribe
Attackers recently penetrate a North American casino's network via an Internet-connected fish tank and made off with more than 10GB of data.
- In spite of the fact that the fish tank was installed on its own VPN, isolated from the rest of the casino's network, the hacker managed to break through to the mainframe and steal data from the organization.
- "The data was being transferred to a device in Finland," says [cybersecurity firm] Darktrace [pdf]. "No other company device had communicated with this external location."
- "No other company device was sending a comparable amount of outbound data," experts added. "Communications took place on a protocol normally associated with audio and video."
In total, the hacker managed to steal over 10GB of data by siphoning it off via the IoT fish tank.