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A Small Fish Tank’s Thermometer Was Used To Hack A Casino’s Database

A cybersecurity executive said that hackers used a fish tank which was connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) to get access to a casino’s high-roller database. Nicole Eagan, CEO of Darktrace, told in an interview, “The attackers used that to get a foothold in the network. They then found the high-roller database and then pulled that back across the network, out the thermostat, and up to the cloud.”

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3/1/2019

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1/30/2019

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10/3/2018

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9/18/2018

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9/16/2018

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9/14/2018

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9/4/2018

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9/3/2018

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9/2/2018

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9/1/2018

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8/12/2018

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5/23/2018

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5/2/2018

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3/30/2018

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12/19/2017

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11/27/2017

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6/19/2017

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6/13/2017

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6/12/2017

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5/29/2017

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5/9/2017

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4/6/2017

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3/17/2017

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2/14/2017

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1/26/2017

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1/25/2017

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1/9/2017

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12/14/2016

article Yahoo: An "Unauthorized Third Party" Hacked 1 Billion User Acconts
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12/13/2016

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11/28/2016

article Philippines president cancels meeting with Bangladesh team
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11/23/2016

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11/21/2016

article 'FIFA' hackers guilty of 'mining' $16 million from EA
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11/14/2016

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11/13/2016

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11/11/2016

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11/8/2016

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10/22/2016

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10/4/2016

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10/2/2016

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9/23/2016

article Yahoo Reveals Massive Data Breach; Internet Fixates On Fantasy Football
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8/17/2016

article Philippine ex-bank manager out on bail in case linked to cyber heist
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8/2/2016

article Hackers hit Czech billionaire minister's companies to protest gambling law
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7/19/2016

article Hacks Pose Huge Threat to Casinos
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7/18/2016

article Pokémon Go service downed, DDoSers rush to claim glory
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7/8/2016

article 6,000 strong North Korean hacker army collects $866 million per year
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6/29/2016

article Hard Rock hotel-casino announces security breach
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6/28/2016

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6/6/2016

article Bangladesh heist perpetrators may never be identified, says ex-US official
(Bangladesh) -- A former top US intelligence official on cyber security has warned that government investigators may never be able to ascertain who carried out a cyber...

6/4/2016

article Cache Creek Casino among targets of alleged credit fraud scheme
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5/23/2016

article Bangladesh Bank heist trail goes cold in Manila as probes falter
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5/19/2016

article Bangladesh calls for Philippines to return stolen bank funds
(Philippines) -- The Philippines must immediately return millions of dollars recovered from a high-profile hacking theft, Bangladesh’s ambassador said in Manila,...
article Philippines senate ends probe into Bangladesh cyber heist
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5/15/2016

article Vietnam bank says interrupted cyber heist using SWIFT messaging
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5/14/2016

article Details Emerge on Global Bank Heists by Hackers
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5/11/2016

article FBI smells inside job in $81-M cyber heist
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5/10/2016

article Casino Twist To Bangladesh Heist
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article Philippines seeks to tighten money laundering laws after heist
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5/9/2016

article Philippine Bank President Quits Amid Heist Scandal
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5/4/2016

article Casino junket operator returns laundered money to AMLC
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4/30/2016

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4/21/2016

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4/18/2016

article Exposed Database Linked To Bitcoin Casino Account Thefts
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4/10/2016

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4/2/2016

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3/30/2016

article Junket operator fingers two Chinese agents over heisted Bangladeshi millions
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3/29/2016

article Bangladesh Bank cashes out at Philippine casinos
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3/28/2016

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3/24/2016

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(Philippines) -- A man who is suspected to have received part of the $81-million stolen from the Bangladesh central bank will reveal all he knows about the heist next...

3/23/2016

article The Mystery of Bangladesh's Missing Millions
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3/22/2016

article Employee & Customer Info Stolen at River Cree Resort & Casino
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3/21/2016

article NBI asked to find Chinese junket operator
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3/18/2016

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3/9/2016

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2/13/2016

article Credit card breach at Golden Nugget Biloxi affects Starbucks, pool bar and buffet customers
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1/24/2016

article DDoS attack knocks Irish Lottery site offline
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1/18/2016

article Hacked casino sues cybersecurity firm
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1/16/2016

article Casino Sues Security Firm for Failing to Contain Malware Infection
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12/24/2015

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(Worldwide) -- There are two lines of thought with criminals and online video games. One is that these connected platforms offer easier opportunities to attack,...

12/22/2015

article At lottery-fixing trial, prosecutor wants Bigfoot kept out
(Iowa) -- Three friends involved in buying tickets and claiming jackpots that were allegedly fixed by a state lottery insider have something else unusual in common,...
article How a security director used a rootkit to rig the lottery and steal millions of dollars
(Iowa) -- Not too long ago, Eddie Tipton was convicted of hacking into the Multi-State Lottery Association’s computer system in order to rig a nearly $17 million...
article Maine gives names of Hot Lotto winners to Iowa team looking into rigging scheme
(Maine) -- The names of Mainers who won cash prizes in the Hot Lotto game between 2010 and 2014 have been forwarded to Iowa officials investigating a burgeoning jackpot...
article Kansas lottery players questioning game’s integrity
(Kansas) -- Lottery lovers are now questioning the integrity of the game after learning that rigged lottery tickets were sold in Kansas. “I’m not sure if I...

12/15/2015

article Akamai says online gambling at ‘significant’ risk from DDoS attacks
(The Internet) -- Technology security firm Akamai has warned that the online gambling industry is the biggest target for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks,...

12/14/2015

article Computer virus targets Rivers Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The Rivers Casino was the target of a computer virus, but no customer data was compromised, officials at the North Shore casino said Monday. The virus...

12/8/2015

article DDoS attacks hit record peak: Akamai
(Worldwide) -- The latest State of the Internet report from Akamai Technologies has found that DDoS attacks reached peak levels in Q3 2015, with online gaming receiving...

12/1/2015

article Paysafe admits 7.8m accounts hacked in 2009-2010
(UK) -- British mobile payments company Paysafe has come clean about the cyber-attacks it suffered five years ago, admitting that more than seven million accounts were...

11/30/2015

article Gambling Darling Paysafe Confirms 7.8 Million Customers Hit In Epic Old Hacks
(UK) -- Earlier this month, FORBES revealed two databases had been leaked from major gambling payment providers Neteller and Moneybookers (now called Skrill), affecting...

11/11/2015

article The Man Accused of Masterminding the Hacks That Shook Wall Street
(Worldwide) -- Through the dark world of cybercrime, its tentacles spread everywhere: stock manipulation, money laundering, gambling and more. Nothing in the annals of...

11/10/2015

article In Emails, Accused Bank Hackers Brag of Plans and Exploits
(New York) -- As they carried out what federal prosecutors call a "sprawling criminal enterprise" stretching around the globe, with schemes nestled within...
article New indictments against Affactive online casino, Coin.mx Bitcoin operators
(New York) -- More light has been shed on this summer’s arrests of individuals tied to the Affactive and Revenuejet online gambling groups.
article U.S. charges three in huge cyberfraud targeting JPMorgan, others
(New York) -- U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday unveiled criminal charges against three men accused of running a sprawling computer hacking and fraud scheme that included a...

11/6/2015

press release Four Winds Casino Resort Identifies and Stops Payment Card Incident
(Michigan) -- Four Winds Casino Resort values the relationship it has with its guests and understands the importance of protecting payment card information. On October 2...

10/31/2015

article You Won’t Like These Odds: Online Gambling Sites Becoming Bigtime Targets of DDoS Attacks
(Worldwide) -- Over the last one decade, the online gambling has tripled, ballooning into a $40 billion industry. That seems like a great thing for the people involved...

10/16/2015

article Payment card breach at Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno
(Nevada) -- An undisclosed number of individuals are being notified that an attack may have compromised credit and debit cards used between October 2014 and February...

10/14/2015

article Jackpot: New hacking group steals 150,000 credit cards from casino
(UK) -- Cyber Defence Summit An un-named Casino with next-to-no security has lost 150,000 credit cards after being raided by a new hacking group. Researchers Emmanuel...

10/6/2015

article PartyPoker details stance over third-party software
(Worldwide) -- PartyPoker, the online poker brand operated by bwin.party, has announced that it is to take a number of steps to stop customers from using certain third-...
article Data hack at Trump hotel in Las Vegas, 6 others confirmed
(New York) -- Customer credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen at seven Trump hotels after its payment systems were hacked for over a year.

9/24/2015

article Odlanor Poses Little Risk To Online Poker Players Who Take Proper Precautions
(The Internet) -- There’s been a flurry of recent articles focused on the Odlanor spyware that reportedly targets online poker players. A news release regarding...
article Online gambling sites targeted by DDoS attacks
(The Internet) -- The online gambling industry is big business, estimated to be worth over $40 billion this year. But its success makes it a target for extortion and for...

7/14/2015

article New Jersey Online Gambling Sites Attacked by Hacker
(New Jersey) -- A hacker shut down four New Jersey online gambling sites for 30 minutes and then demanded a ransom—to be paid in Bitcoins—to prevent future...

7/13/2015

article Data Breach at FireKeepers Casino; 85,000 Cards at Risk
(Michigan) -- After two months of investigation, FireKeepers Casino and Hotel in Michigan has confirmed a data breach on their computer systems and payment card...

7/7/2015

article Cyber attack hits N.J. Internet gaming sites
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s legal Internet casinos are on heightened alert this week after a coordinated cyber attack against four online gambling sites Thursday, New...
article Hacker Attacks Gambling Websites, Demands Bitcoin Ransom
(New Jersey) -- A hacker shut down four New Jersey Internet gambling sites for half an hour last week and threatened more cyberattacks over the holiday weekend unless a...
article State probing cyber attack on New Jersey gambling sites
(New Jersey) -- Authorities are investigating the source of a cyber attack against four New Jersey Internet gambling sites by a hacker who threatened more of the same...
article Casino says computer system with personal info breached
(Michigan) -- Thousands of gamblers might have been dealt a bad hand at a southwestern Michigan casino. FireKeepers Casino Hotel says someone got access to the computer...
article OP/ED: Times really are changing for casinos
(Delaware) -- A hacker disrupted four Atlantic City casinos’ online gaming sites over the weekend, overwhelmed their security systems, threatened to return soon...

7/6/2015

article Cyber-attack hits N.J. gambling sites
(New Jersey) -- State and federal authorities are investigating a cyber-attack on four of New Jersey's online gaming sites last week by a hacker who promised more...
article New Jersey 's internet casinos hit by cyberattack over the weekend
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s legal Internet casinos are on heightened alert Monday after a coordinated cyber attack against four online gambling sites over the...
article FireKeepers Casino officials confirm hacking of their computer system
(Michigan) -- Reports in May said that security staff at FireKeepers Casino near Battle Creek suspected that their system had been hacked. Now casino officials are...
article FireKeepers confirms breach, says about 85,000 cards and other info are at risk
(Michigan) -- Following a May announcement that it was replacing point-of-sale (POS) devices while investigating a potential breach, Michigan-based FireKeepers Casino...

7/5/2015

article FireKeepers Casino Hotel computers hacked
(Michigan) -- The investigation showed someone gained unauthorized access to the casino’s computer system, including its file-storage server.
article Firekeepers Casino: Approx. 85,000 People’s Credit Card Information Hacked
(Michigan) -- Absent from the casino’s release about the incident was information about who’s responsible for the data security breach. An investigation of a...

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