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Fridge Sends Spam Emails

Fridge Sends Spam Emails

It has been discovered that a fridge has been 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.

The spam attack, uncovered by security firm Proofpoint, compromised computers, home routers, media pc's and smart TV sets.

The internet connected home appliances were infected by a large 'botnet' over a two-week period, from the 23rd December.

David Knight from Proofpoint, said: "Botnets are already a major security concern and the emergence of thingbots may make the situation much worse.

"Many of these devices are poorly protected at best and consumers have virtually no way to detect or fix infections when they do occur.

"Enterprises may find distributed attacks increasing as more and more of these devices come online and attackers find additional ways to exploit them."


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