Stay Woke! Study Shows That Smart Devices Are At The Most Risk Of Cyber Attacks While You Sleep.
It has come to attention that the most likely time for hackers to attack smart devices is at midnight, 12 am ET! Threat Assessment Lab of SAM Seamless Network, an Israel-based company, monitors IoT devices and works to secure devices against attacks. Their latest research tells us that doorbells and smart home security cameras are among the most hacked smart devices.
With a home in the US having around 17 smart products on average, most devices including smart speakers, smart TVs, smart locks, and printers all connect to the internet. The company watched a large number of remote attacks coming from Iran, China, and the US, with over half of them from botnets. Smart security cameras make up 47% of the hacked products while smart hubs take up the next 15%.
The hackers can take the form of botnets trying to turn your smart devices into zombies, or hacks that are more engineered, designed to steal personal information from a potential victim.
In Japan, India, and the US, ransomware is the most common attack while in Europe malware and phishing are common. The targets of the hackers are not just large companies, but even individuals. Continual and in-depth research and enquiry along with better government policies are the need of the hour.
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