An incredible scenario that actually happened: remote-controlled toothbrushes participated in a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack to simultaneously access and disable the website of a company in Switzerland, reports Aargauer Zeitung.
Some smart toothbrushes use connectivity to track and improve the user’s hygiene habits. For example, apps can be used to find out how well a user brushes their teeth.
Cybercriminals used gaps in the Java programming language to stealthily infect smart toothbrushes. Then, with a single command, they directed requests to the target server.