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Posted by on Apr 9, 2012 in Hacking, Infosec | 0 comments

Smart meter hacks costs US hundreds of millions of dollors

Part of an FBI alert about smart meter hacks.

About 10% of Unites Sates Smart meter are having some kind of hack. Smart meter are the electric meters which measure power usage of houses in United States, the data is monitored remotely and charges are made according to the readings.
                                                                Hacks include simple magnetic attachments to off market software based hacks to show reduced power readings which allows 50-75% reduced charges.
This kind of hacks is costing US government hundreds of millions of dollars as reported by FBI.
More information on smart meter hacks can be read here.

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