Refrigeration Systems Used by Supermarkets, Hospitals Left Exposed Online


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By Eduard Kovacs on February 08, 2019

Thousands of instances of a temperature control system are exposed to remote attacks from the internet due to users’ failure to change default passwords and implement other security measures.

Researchers from Safety Detective discovered recently that refrigeration systems made by Resource Data Management (RDM), a Scotland-based provider of control and monitoring solutions, can be easily hacked from the internet. The experts say the vulnerable systems are housed by organizations from all around the world, including healthcare providers and major supermarket chains such as Marks & Spencer, Ocado and Way-On.

A Shodan search reveals over 7,400 devices accessible directly from the web, including many in Russia, Malaysia, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Australia, Israel, Germany, the Netherlands, and Iceland.

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