Thursday, Oct 01, 2020 | Last Update : 07:23 PM IST

189th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra1351153104994735751 Andhra Pradesh6811616123005745 Tamil Nadu5863975307089383 Karnataka5824584697508641 Uttar Pradesh3908753312705652 Delhi2730982407035272 West Bengal2505802198444837 Odisha212609177585866 Telangana1872111564311107 Kerala179923121264698 Bihar178882164537888 Assam169985139977655 Gujarat1332191132403417 Rajasthan1288591077181441 Haryana1237821059901307 Madhya Pradesh117588932382207 Punjab107096840253134 Chhatisgarh9856566860777 Jharkhand7770964515661 Jammu and Kashmir69832495571105 Uttarakhand4533233642555 Goa3107125071386 Puducherry2548919781494 Tripura2412717464262 Himachal Pradesh136799526152 Chandigarh112128677145 Manipur9791760263 Arunachal Pradesh8649623014 Nagaland5768469311 Meghalaya5158334343 Sikkim2707199431 Mizoram178612880
  Technology   In Other news  11 Aug 2018  Hackers are now using farm sprinklers as cyber weapon

Hackers are now using farm sprinklers as cyber weapon

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published : Aug 11, 2018, 5:16 pm IST
Updated : Aug 11, 2018, 5:16 pm IST

Researchers have found a glitch in commercial irrigation system which can allow hackers to get access to the sprinklers.

If the hackers keep running 24,000 sprinklers, it can make an enormous water reservoir empty in just a few hours. (Photo: Pixabay)
 If the hackers keep running 24,000 sprinklers, it can make an enormous water reservoir empty in just a few hours. (Photo: Pixabay)

It was in the bygone days when hackers would invade only in your computers and servers in order to get access to your data. Apparently, the taste of hackers, and their capabilities, are changing and growing which goes to the extent that they can get control over the sprinklers in your farm.

Researchers have found a glitch in commercial irrigation system which can allow hackers to get access to the sprinklers and activate them whenever they want. They can feed false weather data into the system which leads to the sprinklers getting operational at absurd intervals.

 

This doesn’t only affect or hamper the system of the owner of sprinklers or the farm but the side-effects go on a wider level. If the hackers keep running 24,000 sprinklers, it can make an enormous water reservoir empty in just a few hours.

The disruption of systems by hackers is not limited to water reservoirs and sprinklers but they can also acquire control over power grid and hinder the whole power supply of a big area. Once they manage to obtain a control over such important systems, the expenses to fix the problem could up to several millions.

In Israel, the researchers who discovered these glitches have warned the manufacturers about vulnerabilities their sprinklers are subjected to. All of this could be attributed to IoT which makes it easy for hackers to fetch internal information about the systems.

 

(Source) (Via)

Tags: cybercrime, irrigation system hack, hackers