Google Australian Office is VulnerableAdded: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
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Billy Rios, a former Google employee, has revealed that his ex-employer had huge security holes at its new office in Sydney. Rios, currently working at insecurity outfit Cylance, developed a project to identify vulnerable Internet facing Industrial Control Systems (ICS).
Billy Rios admitted that the project at the moment is far from complete, however it already net one high profile customer after scanning the results. Actually, the scan turned up a Tridium Niagara device on the Internet run by the search giant is using Tridium Niagara for various Building Management Systems (BMS) in the Google Wharf 7 building.
The expert managed to conduct a quick interrogation of the Tridium device which yielded in a wealth of data about the specific platform version. It seems that the search giant was running an outdated version and the QNX OS running on an embedded device. Having a few pieces of data on hands, Billy used a custom exploit to extract the onfig.bog file, because the latter contained the specific configurations for that particular device, as well as usernames and passwords for all the users on the device. As you can understand, the data could then be decoded and voila.
Billy decided to give a call to his mates at Google. Those pulled the system offline. Rios explained that it was very important for users to realize how pervasive such hacks are. He estimated that there are tens of thousands of devices online, used by thousands of different entities which could be taken out by hackers. Thus far, Billy’s company has discovered more than 25,000 of those systems facing the Internet and if such a huge company could fall victim to an ICS attack, then anyone can.
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