Criminals have been caught selling codes to access an airport’s security systems on the dark web for just £7 ($10), according to a new investigation. The stolen passwords could allow anyone to access the airport’s remote desktop protocol (RDP). This allows employees to work access airport systems outside the local network.
Had the codes fallen into the wrong hands, they could have compromised passenger safety, allowing criminals to create havoc at the airport. For instance, if hackers had airport RDP access, it would allow them to control security cameras from anywhere in the world. They could also potentially change the airport’s heating, lighting ventilation and air conditioning systems remotely.
Source: Daily Mail.