Cybercriminals are now targeting the internet-connected gas pumps for stealing data. They have started hacking into the Internet of Things Devices as these gas pumps are connected with the web all the time and thus becoming a potential target for hackers.
A report was issued by the authority that the cybercriminals are these days discussing the internet of things devices for hacking and stealing data in the dark web. Most of the successful forums are hidden in the dark web and being discussed in five languages Russian, Portuguese, English, Arabic, and Spanish.
The Internet of Things in the Cybercrime Underground report mentioned that the Russian Hackers are the most sophisticated cyber-criminal community which make millions of money just by hacking and exploits.
Routers are the very common device which is located at the Gas pumps to keep them connected to the internet. There are rumors that Russian hackers are making smart devices which help them steal your data or enter in your smart devices.
Most of the Portuguese hackers discuss as to how they can hack the Gas Pump station routers or modems with the help of bug. The dark web forums also include step-by-step instructions and technical guide for hacking Gas pumps. In some instances, hackers also demonstrated the simple way in which they can change the name of the gas station modems.
The connection in the gas stations is unsecured which is they become easy targets for hackers. There are chances that internet-connected gas station may be a target for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks which may lead to system failure. An independent agency showed the concern for the unsecured internet connection of the gas stations. Increased discussion in the dark web forums about the gas station might lead to planned incidents.
However, it is advisable for the gas stations to secure their internet network and change their default password frequently. By taking some precautions and security measures, it can mitigate the risk of being exposed to hackers.