Monday, December 4, 2023

Gas Stations Hacked – CyberCriminals Stole Over 120,000 Litres of Fuel

French Authorities arrested five men hacking group who stole more than 120,000 Litres of fuels from French gas stations.

The hack was done through a remote control that they bought on the Internet, the attackers compromise the fuel stations by passing a manual code and empty the tanks.

The attackers managed to unlock the pumps that have default security code 0000 for the service stations. Criminals execute the attack on a partnership basis, they use to visit the fuel stations in multiple vehicles.

Man in first vehicle use to unlock the Fuel stations with the remote control by passing a manual code and then the second man comes in a van with the tanker that store 2,000 liters.

By using this method attackers can steal around 2,000 to 3,000 liters of fuel in at a single time. They use to target the small isolated gas stations at night hours. Each time they stole hundreds of gasoline and diesel.

The group suspected of stealing more than € 150,000 worth of fuel according to the report and they resale the fuel in Val-d’Oise and Seine-Saint-Denis at a cheaper price.

Authorities arrested the five men group aged thirties and forties, they were stolen 120,000 liters of that worth € 150,000.

Russian Authorities uncovered stealthy malware installed on dozens of gas stations that let customers into paying more than the Fuel pumped into their car tank.

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