Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open to IoT Attacks

Flaws could allow an attacker to stop or start a home charging station, or even change the current in order to start a fire.

Given that creating proof-of-concept (PoC) cyberattacks for the Internet of Things (IoT) is essentially like shooting fish in a barrel these days, perhaps it’s not exactly surprising that a new niche category has proven to present a fresh attack surface: electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

The danger is physical in this case: Research demonstrates that a savvy attacker could hack into the station and prevent a car from charging – or, in a much worse scenario, could even start a fire.

EVs are ever-more available and popular – but a lack of freely available charging infrastructure continues to hamstring the market.

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Source: ThreatPost