Hackers stole a casino’s high-roller database through a thermometer in the lobby fish tank

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“LONDON – Hackers are increasingly targeting ‘internet of things’
devices to access corporate systems – everything from CCTV cameras to
air-conditioning units.

The “internet of things” refers to devices
that are hooked up to the internet to allow live streams of data to be
monitored. The term covers everything from household appliances to
widgets in power plants and everything in between.”

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so the thermometer is networked presumably so it can data back to ‘base’, nobody at the casino realized the significance of this, and the hackers got onto the network via the fish tank thermometer..