Yet more security issues- refrigerators, Pay Pal…

February 1st, 2014 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

A security firm, Proofpoint Inc., based in Sunnyvale, California, uncovered a global cyberattack that harnessed connected household devices, including a refrigerator. The attack utilized 100,000 consumer devices, employing them as other attacks have used captured computers — to secretly deliver spamming e-mails numbering in the hundreds of thousands. The attack took place between Dec. 23 and Jan. 6, and included in its botnet at least one smart refrigerator, as well as home-networking routers, connected multimedia centers and smart TVs.

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