After Cars and Snipers, Hackers are Now Targeting Gas Stations

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Forward-Looking Threat Research(FTP) Team presented their research at the Black Hat USA 2015 conference in Las Vegas, about their GasPot experiment.

On creating fake gas tanks that imitate Guardian AST gas-tank monitoring systems, which were under attack from the starting of 2015.

These fake tanks where named as GasPot(GAS tank honeyPOT), and the servers were configured to steal the terminal of a real gas tank and even run a Python script that logged its activity.

GasPot were placed in several countries like Russia, Germany, Brazil, US,Great Britain, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan.

According to Trend Micro’s research, the hackers started with their experiment and then shared the scripts on underground forums and text snippets on Pastebin.

2Gbps DDOS (distributed denial of service) attack was made on one of the GasPot located in Washington, by Syrian Electronic Army(SEA) as per the reports.

The most targeted gas tanks was US (44%), Jordan (17%), Brazil, Great Britain, and the United Arab Emirates (11%)

 

 

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