The idea of living in a smart house where you are able to control your house temperature, your coffee maker or even your garage door from your own smartphone may seem to be exciting and appealing. In fact, we have always dreamt of a futuristic world where everything is remotely managed by a click of a button but it is not a dream anymore.
Today Smart building, intelligent transportation, and smart cities are controlled remotely thanks to the Lot or the internet of thing. Which connects physical devices like doors, lights refrigerator to a computer network. However, we could not deny the risks and concerns about the security breach and cybercrime.
Therefore we are going to present you to top real-world malicious hacks of internet things.
2014 jeep Cherokee
In 2015 Security researchers Charlie miller and Chris Valasek succeeded in remotely hacking a 2014 jeep Cherokee by disabling its transmission and brakes. This serious hack led fiat Chrysler to recall 1.4 million vehicles in order to block the attack. This tremendous car hack rattled the auto industry through the entire summer.
Tesla model S
In same year august 2015 security researcher Marc Rogers found out a security hack in the tesla model S car that would allow someone to connect their laptop to the car network
Start the $100,000 vehicle with a software command, and drive off with it or remotely cut the engine while someone is driving.
Security researcher Sammy Kamar created a book-sized device called own star which gives the hacker the ability to geolocate the car, unlock it and even turn on its engine. Also, similar tricks worked for and Mercedes-Benz apps too.
Medical equipment and records
Hacked cars aren’t the only devices in the internet of things that are capable of damaging; medical devices to have software that would let malicious hackers control them. Hospital medical records theft also is considered the worst theft in history. In 2015 alone, more than 113 million medical records were hacked according to U.S. department of health.
They claimed a hacker was selling nearly 655,000 healthcare records on the black market.
Medical record data and medical information indeed worth more than a stolen credit card.
Knowing that our hospitals and medical records are not safe is indeed scary but that’s the ugly reality.
The Dyn attack
October21.2016 people, worst hacking fears came true as the group of hackers called anonymous deployed millions of internet-connected objects and launched an attack on the internet. A large number of users in Europe and North America were not able to get access to major websites like Amazon, Netflix and twitter for hours.
Thanks to the internet of things and with hundreds of devices becoming connected there are no telling what methods hackers will use to gain access to personal gadgets and as security researcher Eugene Kaspersky says “ you call it the internet of things; I call it internet of threats “.