[ISN] Someone’s refrigerator just took part in a malicious cyberattack

http://qz.com/167817/someones-refrigerator-just-took-part-in-a-malicious-cyberattack/ By Christopher Mims Quartz January 16, 2014 Between December 23 and January 6, more than 100,000 internet-connected smart “things,” including media players, smart televisions and at least one refrigerator, were part of a network of computers used to send 750,000 spam emails. So says a study just released by enterprise security company Proofpoint. This is the first time anyone in the security industry has proved that devices that are part of the internet of things are being used just as PCs have been for decades




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