Surprising 3 Million Hacked Toothbrushes Story Goes Viral – Is It True?

A news story about the hacking of three million smart toothbrushes to create a massive botnet used to launch a distributed denial of service cyberattack against a Swiss organization has gone viral.

However, many in the information security industry, including the author, have trouble finding evidence to support the story. Searching Google reveals that everything from national newspapers to online technology publications have picked up the viral story of three million hacked smart toothbrushes attacking an unnamed Swiss business by way of a DDoS botnet.

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Source: Forbes