« The Internet of Things’ « security through obscurity » has been proven once again to not be terribly secure thanks to an angry and possibly inebriated ex-employee. Adam Flanagan, a former radio frequency engineer for a company that manufactures remote meter reading equipment for utilities, was convicted on June 15 in Philadelphia after pleading guilty to two counts of « unauthorized access to a protected computer and thereby recklessly causing damage. » Flanagan admitted that after being fired by his employer, he used information about systems he had worked on to disable meter reading equipment at several water utilities. In at least one case, Flanagan also changed the default password to an obscenity ».

Source : Some beers, anger at former employer, and root access add up to a year in prison | Ars Technica