Smart Utility Meters May Put Consumer Information at Risk of Exposure

Smart Utility Meters May Put Consumer Information at Risk of Exposure

The US Department of Energy recently warned that attackers can extract sensitive information from smart utility meters that collect information aside from just the total energy consumption.

According to the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), an attacker with just $500 worth of equipment and materials can easily take control of a smart meter and see detailed information, such as a family’s schedule, or whether or not an alarm system is being used.

Consumers are also warned that even utility providers can sell the data to third parties, for example, information on the use of medical devices can be made available to health insurance companies.

Source: NextSTL

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