Tech: After Years Of Warnings, Internet Of Things Devices To Blame For Big Internet Attack

Something more to worry about…


“It is just a matter of time until attackers find a way to profit from attacking IoT devices,” a report from security firm Symantec warned last year. “This may lead to connected toasters that mine cryptocurrencies or smart TVs that are held ransom by malware….”

Hackers and security researchers have previously exploited vulnerabilities to get access to devices like baby monitors and webcams. Researchers from security company Pen Test Partners even demonstrated earlier this year how hackers could install ransomware on an internet-connected thermostat, leaving victims sweltering or shivering until a ransom is paid.


== PT

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