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Hackers are hijacking smart building access systems to launch DDoS attacks

Sans News Bites is out, and this first story which is the title of this blog post makes me want to think. Hackers are hijacking smart building access systems to launch DDoS attacks is the article. Why is an elevator hooked up to the Internet? I’m not going to download an app to tell the elevator to go to the 25th floor am I? On the way up, someone else tells the elevator to cut its power, and I’m stuck. How would that be practical for me? I’m not talking about people who can climb 25 setf of stairs to go up to the 25th floor vs those who can’t. Nobody will take stairs to the 25th floor unless they either want to, or there is another problem. I know I’m not going to do that, I’ll want to take the elevator.

Another thing that bothers me is that the company behind this technology is not supplying a patch? Why not?The CVS score is 10 out of 10, this means its bad. Company should be ashamed of themselves for not issuing a patch. Aweful!

Attackers are hijacking vulnerable smart building access systems and using them to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. There has been
increased scanning for Nortek Security & Control (NSC) Linear eMerge E3 systems that are vulnerable to a known critical command injection flaw.


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Hackers are hijacking smart building access systems to launch DDoS attacks was released on February 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm by tech in article commentary.
Last modified: February 4, 2020.


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