3 million smart toothbrushes were just used in a DDoS attack. Really
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Approximately three million smart toothbrushes were hijacked by hackers to launch a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, causing millions of euros in damages. The compromised toothbrushes were running Java, a popular language for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Once infected, a global network of malicious toothbrushes launched their successful attack.
Swiss newspaper Aargauer Zeitung reports that approximately three million smart toothbrushes were hijacked by hackers to launch a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, costing millions of euros in damages.
The repurposed toothbrushes flooded the Swiss website with bogus traffic, knocking services offline and causing widespread disruption. This incident highlights the increasing threat landscape as IoT devices become more embedded in our daily lives, posing risks to individual privacy, national infrastructure, and economic stability.
The repurposed toothbrushes accomplished this by flooding the Swiss website with bogus traffic, effectively knocking services offline and causing widespread disruption.
Read at ZDNET
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