Gas Stations Vulnerable to Cyber Attack
Jack Chadowitz, the founder of a control system monitoring service BostonBase, has identified a vulnerability in the device used to monitor fuel levels in storage tanks at most gas stations. The device is called an Automated Tank Gauge (ATG). ATGs are used to monitor fuel levels so deliveries can be made more efficiently. Based on a scan conducted by Rapid7 as low as 5% of the total ATGs in the field are internet accessible. With many gas stations using off the shelf routers that are the same as many home uses the ability to access more ATGs may be possible.