Hackers are hijacking smart building access systems to launch DDoS attacks

Hackers are actively searching the internet and hijacking smart door/building access control systems, which they are using to launch DDoS attacks, according to firewall company SonicWall.

The attacks are targeting Linear eMerge E3, a product of Nortek Security & Control (NSC).

Linear eMerge E3 devices [1, 2, 3] fall in the hardware category of “access control systems.” They are installed in corporate headquarters, factories, or industrial parks.

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Source: ZDNet