In celebration of World Password Day, it was reported that hundreds of Orpak gas station systems can be easily hacked thanks to hardcoded passwords. The systems set the price of the gas, process card payments and monitor the amount of fuel stored in a gas station’s tanks as well as their temperature and pressure. That being said, access to these systems would allow anyone to have a field day with the capabilities of the software.
Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4
"In many cases, the ransoms are low, often only $300-$500 for an individual computer. "