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Hackers steal casino’s customer data via connected fish tank

…hackers were able to pinch the casino‚Äôs high-roller database after gaining access to its network via the smart thermostat in a fish tank in the lobby.

Source: Hackers steal casino’s customer data via connected fish tank | Internet of Business

Casinos refer to the high-roller big spenders as “whales”. It seems the hackers got the whales through the fish tank.

The Internet of Things is a wonderful concept with amazing potential benefits. However as of now it has serious security flaws. I don’t trust it.

The Internet of Things includes medical devices, even implanted devices. It is easy to see how hackers could cause great problems by taking over someone’s pacemaker. This is such a potential problem the FDA is setting up a special group to analyse the issue.