IoT Attacks On Internet-Connected Gas Pumps – Expert Commentary

A recent report shows an increase in discussion on dark web forums about compromising internet-connected gas pumps. One way this is already being achieved is by hackers selling modified smart meters, following on from Russian government legislation mandating that all electricity meters in the country should be replaced by online smart meters. However, users of Russian underground forums are also requesting information on how to hack gas pumps, with tutorials available on the inner workings of commercial pumps. There’s the possibility that internet-facing gas pumps could be roped into botnets for use in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks or abused by hackers to cause errors or physical damage.