Fridge sends spam emails as attack hits smart gadgets

Well, I suppose we knew it had to happen sooner or later...

"A fridge has been discovered sending out spam after a web attack managed to compromise smart gadgets.  The fridge was one of more than 100,000 devices used to take part in the spam campaign. Uncovered by security firm Proofpoint the attack compromised computers, home routers, media PCs and smart TV sets. The attack is believed to be one of the first to exploit the lax security on devices that are part of the "internet of things".

Cite: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25780908

Published Sat, Jan 18 2014 7:19 by sandi
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