Andy Cuthbertson reports:
Hackers have infected millions of smart toothbrushes with malware in order to carry out a massive cyber attack against a Swiss company, according to reports.
The internet-connected toothbrushes were linked together in something known as a botnet in order to perform a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which overloads websites and servers with huge amounts of web traffic.
The website of the Swiss firm was knocked offline as a result of the attack, according to local newspaper Aargauer Zeitung, who first reported the incident.
Read more at The Independent.
As I posted on infosec.exchange, I didn’t have a botnet of smart toothbrushes on my Cyberattack Bingo card this morning. Apparently, others are also suspicious whether this story is real and are trying to verify it or refute it.