Unsecured IoT is a Playground for Hackers Playground

 

Microsoft made news recently at the annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, generating a lot of buzz about its discovery of a malicious Russian hacker group using some common Internet of Things (IoT) devices to carry out widespread attacks on corporate networks.

Microsoft says hackers compromised several kinds of Internet-connected devices — including a voice-over-IP phone, a Wi-Fi office printer, and a video decoder — to gain access into enterprise networks. The attacks, according to Microsoft, were carried out by a group called Strontium — also known as Fancy Bear or APT28 — which has links to GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency.

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