A Casino Database Gets Hacked Through a Smart Fish Tank Thermometer

A cybersecurity executive Nicole Eagan from Darktrace has revealed that hackers used an Internet of Things (IoT) connected smart fish tank thermostat in the lobby to gain access to a casino’s database.

“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.