Easy hacking on the AIS system puts global shipping at risk – Safety4Sea |

AIS vessel tracking system can be easily hacked to make ships vanish, change routs and cargo description, a large Italian computer security team said during the Hack In the Box 2013 security conference, The Star Online reports.

To prove their point, they showed how they were able to create an imaginary ship, complete with identity code, tonnage and even geographical coordinates off the Italian port city of Genoa earlier this year.

“We were looking into ships and how they communicated, and we found that the AIS had no authentication or security mechanism involved,” said team member Dr Marco Balduzzi.

[object HTMLTextAreaElement]

via Safety4Sea | Easy hacking on the AIS system puts global shipping at risk.

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: