Hackers Targeting Household Gadgets, Akamai Says

TwitterLinkedInFacebookEmail

Attackers are hijacking DVRs, satellite antennas and networking devices to conduct mass tests of stolen login credentials, according to research from Akamai Technologies Inc., the latest sign that common household gadgets are being remotely marshaled for malicious activity. The network security provider said it has new evidence that hackers spent several months or more manipulating as many as two million “smart” devices in homes and businesses to test whether stolen usernames and passwords were able to access others’ websites, known as “credential stuffing campaigns.”

Don't Miss Anything on GigaLaw!

Subscribe to GigaLaw and receive one e-mail, Monday-Friday, with all of the top Internet law news clips, Doug Isenberg's blog posts, and more.

Thank you for signing up!