The Most Creative Cyber Attack Ever?
May 27, 2021
This episode of The Hacks may go down as Chunga’s all-time favorite!
Have you heard the recent news story about a group of hackers that breached the infrastructure of a major casino? They were able to steal the personal information of many of the casino’s top “whales” and high net worth individuals. Not only that, but they were also able to use the casino’s infrastructure to gain access to many additional companies. It may be one of the most creative cyber-attacks in history.
While this information alone is really scary, it’s the way that they were able to breach the casino’s data center that is truly terrifying. This group of cyber-criminals got in by hacking a thermometer in a casino aquarium! Is this the craziest hack Tom has ever seen? He says no, but it’s certainly up there.
Tom and Chunga discuss these crazy hacks and talk about what can be done (if anything) on a wholesale level to prevent these types of odd IOT intrusions.
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