3 million smart toothbrushes for a DDOS

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.

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