Across the Sectors
- This research paper looks at the mining industry as a target for a broad set of threat actors, its role in regional and global supply chains, and its vulnerabilities.In the US and other locations worldwide, gas stations are primarily privately owned. While most of them have been modernized, there are still a lot of risks tied to their business, especially those that are connected to the Internet.A custom honeypot was used to test the security of US automated gas tank systems. How are attackers abusing the system and which targets did they prefer?Attackers are actively attempting to compromise Internet-facing gas pump monitoring systems. We began searching for these devices to see if we could glean any intelligence on attacks that have occurred against these devices.During a security evaluation of AIS, we found that both the implementation, as well as the protocol specification of AIS, is affected by several threats, from spoofing and hijacking to availability disruption.This Trend Micro paper introduces the Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) used in the maritime industry, and provides a general overview of the technology as well as its identified vulnerabilities and threats.