Hackers Stole A Casino’s High-Roller Database Through A Thermometer In A Fish Tank

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It’s official, your data is not safe. Whether it is Facebook, Equifax, Yahoo, FriendFinder, or LinkedIn. Hackers have ever-developing methods of stealing personal data. This latest data breach takes the cake for ingenuity because they were able to steal a casino’s high-roller database through a thermometer in a fish tank.

Hackers were able to infiltrate a casino’s database by sneaking in through a thermometer in an aquarium in the lobby. The hackers were able to steal the casino’s high-roller database of gamblers according to Nicole Eagan, the CEO of cybersecurity company Darktrace. “The attackers used that to get a foothold in the network,” Egan said. “They then found the high-roller database and then pulled that back across the network, out the thermostat, and up to the cloud.” Eagen did not reveal which casino fell prey to this creative cyber attack.

“There’s a lot of internet of things devices, everything from thermostats, refrigeration systems, HVAC [air conditioning] systems, to people who bring in their Alexa devices into the offices,” Eagan warned at a panel on cybersecurity last Thursday in London. “There’s just a lot of IoT. It expands the attack surface and most of this isn’t covered by traditional defenses.”

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