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An internet-connected fish tank let hackers into a casino’s network

27
Jul
2017
An internet-connected fish tank let hackers into a casino’s network

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A high-tech, internet-connected fish tank in a North American casino has been used to exfiltrate data from the company’s network. Smart drawing pads used in an architectural firm were part of a botnet used to mount DDoS attacks against websites around the world owned by entertainment companies, design companies, and government bodies.

These are just some of the discoveries made by UK-based cyber defense Darktrace, but serve as perfect examples of how lax security when it comes to IOT devices can spell disaster for businesses.

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