Three million malware-infected smart toothbrushes used in Swiss DDoS attacks — botnet causes millions of euros in damages

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In this particular case, the toothbrush botnet was thought to have been vulnerable due to its Java-based OS. No particular toothbrush brand was mentioned in the source report. Normally, the toothbrushes would have used their connectivity for tracking and improving user oral hygiene habits, but after a malware infection, these toothbrushes were press-ganged into a botnet.

https://www.tomshardware.com/networking/three-million-malware-infected-smart-toothbrushes-used-in-swiss-ddos-attacks-botnet-causes-millions-of-euros-in-damages

7 thoughts on “Three million malware-infected smart toothbrushes used in Swiss DDoS attacks — botnet causes millions of euros in damages”

  1. It would really be tragic although amusing poetic justice if the apocalypse came about because an army of rogue toothbrushes turned on humans and wiped out humanity through some weird form of fatal gingivitis which they conspired amongst themselves to spread due to their built-in AI.

    Although I’m reminded that truth is always stranger than fiction. It will likely be much much worse than this.

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