Power Plants And Other Vital Systems Are Totally Exposed On The Internet

Contacted by WIRED, the customer said she often filled her prescriptions at three different pharmacies, including one on the University of Southern California campus, and couldn’t recall which one she had visited most recently. USC’s Office of… << Previous | Next >>View allThe view of a casino in the Czech Republic as seen through the surveillance cameras overlooking slot machines and a roulette wheel.<< Previous | Next >>View allSystem for monitoring and controlling digital signs at the Irving Park station on Chicago’s Metra rail line. It’s unclear if the page would provide access to other controls in the system. WIRED contacted Metra two weeks ago and provided complete information about the unsecured page.<< Previous | Next >>View allScreenshot of a computer in the United Kingdom taken while the user attempted to log into a bitcoin mining account.<< Previous | Next >>View allThe internet scan found two small hydroelectric plants in New York on the internet that were not secured. The plants supply electricity for the state of New York. WIRED attempted to reach the plants but was unable to connect with anyone to disclose the vulnerability, so the name of the plant in the screenshot has been blurred.<< Previous | Next >>View allScreenshot of a user in California, possibly a worker in a doctor’s office, typing an email about a patient. The scan that researcher Paul McMillan conducted searched the internet for any systems with port 5900 enabled. This port is generally used by Virtual Network Computer systems. Many of the systems he found vulnerable had TeamViewer installed on them — a remote access software that employers sometimes install on systems to track the activity of users. The software had not been password-protected, however, to keep others from also seeing the screen.<< Previous | Next >>View allTechni-Cast, a foundry located in Los Angeles, had a control system installed for monitoring the generator it uses to produce power for its metal manufacturing processes. The generator is made by a German company, and the control system was set up to allow the German firm a way to monitor the generator’s performance from Europe and do troubleshooting.

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