Cyberattack traced to hacked refrigerator
Saw this article online, at the phys.org website:
To summarize, "Computer security researchers said this week they discovered a large "botnet" which infected Internet-connected home appliances and then delivered more than 750,000 malicious emails."
"The California security firm Proofpoint, Inc. [...] said hackers managed to penetrate home-networking routers, connected multi-media centers, televisions and at least one refrigerator to create a botnet or platform to deliver malicious spam or phishing emails from a device, usually without the owner's knowledge." [....]
"Many [appliances] are poorly protected at best and consumers have virtually no way to detect or fix infections when they do occur. Enterprises may find distributed attacks increasing as more and more of these devices come online and attackers find additional ways to exploit them."
The full article is available at: http://phys.org/news/2014-01-cyberattack-hacked-refrigerator.html