A casino’s database was hacked through a smart fish tank thermometer

A Casino’s Database Was Hacked Through A Smart Fish Tank Thermometer

A casino’s high-roller database was allegedly accessed via a security flaw in a fish tank.

A cybersecurity executive has revealed that hackers used an Internet of Things (IoT) connected fish tank thermostat to gain access to a casino’s high-roller database. Darktrace CEO Nicole Eagan told the story to an audience in London last week.

“The attackers used that to get a foothold in the network,” she explained. “They then found the high-roller database and then pulled that back across the network, out the thermostat, and up to the cloud.” The incident raises awareness about the security of IoT objects.

IoT devices vulnerable

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5 thoughts on “A casino’s database was hacked through a smart fish tank thermometer”

  1. Ocronus

    This is why you should have two networks. On for privacy and one for always connected smart home garbage. Sure you might get access to my network through my wife’s smart eye lash curler, but the most damage you are going to do is convince my smart vacuum to jump off the stairs.

  2. forensicdude

    As a financial forensics dude, I present this when doing security reviews. But everyone says they have some cool unhackable protection.

  3. homelikepants45

    The s in IOT stands for security.

  4. LiosIsHere

    I always wonder how that works. I can understand being able to get access to the thermometer, but how can that lead to another database? And then even access to that database? It’s so weird to me.

    Edit: Thank you to everyone answering, it’s really insightful. Got some videos to watch, a game to find and u/Merkuri22, you should be a writer (or maybe you already are), because that was really entertaining and educational to read.

  5. xaina222

    “Smart” just means “Hackable” these days

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