October 3, 2016
Hackers were recently able to obtain access to a wide variety of connected devices, prompting new concerns over the security of the IoT, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The majority of devices hacked were connected cameras that consumers and businesses use for monitoring purposes.
The hackers utilized a collection of connected devices to generate data and webpage requests that took their targets offline, according to security experts. The size and scope of the attacks are what made the hack particularly noteworthy. The hackers gained access to more than 1 million connected devices, making it one of the largest ever breaches of connected devices.