Hackers can easily take control of construction cranes

PETER FABRIS | January 22, 2020

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Researchers working for Japanese cybersecurity company Trend Micro were able to take control of construction cranes with surprising ease, according to a report in Forbes. The researchers set up simple, cheap cyber attacks by hacking into the communications between the controllers and the cranes.

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