New Hacker Target: Gas Stations

New Hacker Target: Gas Stations

No, we are not talking credit card skimmers…

Cars are increasingly networked through vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-grid communications. That means the bad guys and gals are about ready to take over your vehicle.

Take a look at what they are doing to gas stations already. And gas stations aren't fighting back.

Tech researchers Stephen Hilt and Kyle Wilhoit set up monitoring systems to see if hackers would take the bait. They got lots of bites. Some weren't attacked, just “pinged” so that hackers could verify that they got in. They left a marker so they could return to wreak havoc later. But that wasn't the end of their test.

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