Hackers exploit casino’s smart thermometer to steal database info


A casino in Las Vegas.michel rathwell
A casino in Las Vegas.

Having a whole bunch of smart objects like lights, appliances, and thermometers can make life a little more convenient for businesses, but buying into the internet of things can also make those same businesses more vulnerable to hackers.

Nicole Eagan, CEO of cybersecurity company Darktrace, revealed Thursday that a casino fell victim to hackers thanks to a smart thermometer it was using to monitor the water of an aquarium they had installed in the lobby, Business Insider reported. The hackers managed to find and steal information from the casino’s high-roller database through the thermometer.

“The attackers used that to get a foothold in the network,” Eagan said at a Wall Street Journal panel. “They then…

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