Hackers Used a Fish Tank to Break into Casino’s Databank.
Hackers steal casino’s customer data via connected fish tank NEWSBYTE CEO of cybersecurity company Darktrace, Nicole Eagan, has shared details of an embarrassing casino data breach. The anecdote appears to epitomise the flaws in many organisations’ approaches to IoT security, while highlighting some serious industry-wide problems.
Hacked Aquarium Controller Used In Casino Cyber Attack! Jake Adams Aug 7, 2017. 0 0 An internet connected aquarium controller has just been confirmed as the gateway into the secure network of a casino, and it was used to steal up to 10 gigabytes of data! We knew this day would inevitably come, and it’s actually a surprise that it’s taken this long to happen. The internet of things (IOT.
Random numbers are the hidden building blocks of many aspects of modern life. They are used to protect your bank details whenever you purchase online, select winners for lottery prizes, and if you are currently listening to music on shuffle, they are controlling which songs you hear next. The fundamental principle of random numbers is remarkably simple; when a series of numbers are generated.
Darktrace, a security firm which works with North American casinos, said that hackers used a smart fish tank to steal data from a casino. The security threat via the fish tank has been fixed. Darktrace released a report which included 9 strange stories of casino hack attempts, though the fish tank cyber-attack apparently was the oddest one.
As an analogy, consider a pet store with many fish tanks full of fish. Since the fish in one tank can not interact with the fish in another tank, each tank can be thought of as a VLAN that does not allow communication with other VLANs. A better analogy would be if each tank had a curtain around it preventing the fish from even seeing any of the other tanks.
Casino Gets Hacked Through Its Internet-Connected Fish Tank Thermometer. Internet-connected technology, also known as the Internet of Things (IoT), is now part of daily life, with smart assistants like Siri and Alexa to cars, watches, toasters, fridges, thermostats, lights, and the list goes on and on. But of much greater concern, enterprises are unable to secure each and every device on.