Connected TVs, fridge help launch global cyberattack

It’s bad enough that we have to fear identity thieves who are trying to scam us with malicious messages sent from PCs.We now must worry about being targeted by our household appliances, as well.An Internet-security firm has discovered what they are calling a global cyberattack launched from more than 100,000 everyday consumer gadgets such as home-networking routers, televisions and at least one “smart” refrigerator. see:Fridge sends spam emails as attack hits smart gadgets
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.

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