Hackers Have a New Favorite Target: Gas Stations

Having shown that they can harvest your personal information and bypass the security of major corporations, hackers seem to have a new interest these days: Stealing gasoline.

Police in Detroit are looking into an apparent hack at a gas station that allowed people to steal more than 600 gallons of gas, valued at over $1,800. While technical details are scarce, the station attendant said he was unable to shut down the pump using usual methods.

Authorities believe the thieves used some sort of remote device to take control of the pump. At least 10 cars filled up for free during that time.

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