Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Hackers Infected Gas Stations with Malware to steal fuel from the Customers

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.

The swindle covers almost the entire part of south Russia and the whole network is built to steal fuel from customers.

Authorities arrested Denis Zayev in Stavropol for the cheating number of car owners with malware installed on gas pumps. With the malware installed he steals 3% to 7% of gasoline pumped, but the meter and other accounting showing the entire paid fuel was poured into the tank.

Gas Station Malware

He transferred the gasoline to the empty tank and once it reached a certain level they distribute the fuel in the market. All the records and the transaction data removed with the help of the malware installed.

Zayev created a unique malware and offer to the leading employees of the gas station. He is not only the owner of the malware and also a partner of the network. His malicious programs could not be detected either by the specialists of the control service of oil companies, who constantly conduct inspections at the filling stations or the employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Reported Russian Media.

Also Read Globally Gas Stations are Extremely Vulnerable to Internet of Things (“IoT”) Cyber Attacks

He was charged under the articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation 159 (fraud on a large scale) and 273 (creation and use of Gas Station Malware programs).

2018 begins with the rise of the Internet of Things (” IoT “) which is based on the existence of an interconnection of all kinds of everyday objects, such as a printer, a SmartTv, a refrigerator, a smart blind, a book, a thermostat, etc.

The hijacking, manipulation or destruction of critical industrial systems is more real than most people tend to believe, and it has long ceased to be a poetic license for Hollywood screenwriters.


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