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F-Secure: Denial-of-service attacks launched by toasters

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F-Secure Chief Information Security Officer Erka Koivunen warns that a record number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have been made this year, many of which have originated from Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as home appliances such as toasters.

”Some home appliances are computers these days. They’re connected directly to the internet, for reasons that don't even make sense,” Koivunen said on Yle TV1 on Friday.

These types of attacks are carried out on such a large scale that they affect major cloud service providers, he notes.

”It's indicative of their scale that the world’s largest cloud service providers who are targeted by (DDoS) attacks must consider moving their services offline rather trying to defend them,” says Koivunen.




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