Being hacked is becoming more and more common place. So what about your Automatic Tank Gauge?
“The vulnerability of the gauges used to monitor gasoline tanks is the latest security issue plaguing consumer and industrial devices that are increasingly being connected to the Internet.” – Robert Lemos
Hacking an ATG and triggering environmental alarms could prevent a facility from dispensing fuel.
Sale data and environmental data could also be extracted and used by competitors, collection agencies, and potential buyers of the property who valuate the property based on gallonage.
Robert Lemos wrote a thought provoking article in ars technica about the issue. Check it out here.
Make sure to take the necessary and inexpensive steps to secure your ATG!