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The internet of hackable things
The internet of hackable things

A New Type of Malware Can Lock Power Plant Computers For Ransom

For now, it’s just a lab experiment, but the researchers behind the first industrial control system ransomware believe it’s just a matter of time before criminals take note.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.14.17
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Internet of Things Hackers Target Anti-Spam Service—And Fails To Take It Down

The hacker who’s been claiming a monopolistic control over the Mirai botnet tried to take down the well-known anti-spam Spamhaus.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.14.16
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Wannabe Hackers Are Willing to Pay To Learn How To Use the Mirai Botnet

Everyone wants to try the new shiny malware that can take down websites.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.13.16
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Hacker Claims To Push Malicious Firmware Update to 3.2 Million Home Routers

One of the hackers who’s trying to monopolize the Internet of Things botnet Mirai found a new way to build a massive botnet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.6.16
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It’s Trivially Easy to Watch Porn On a Restricted Tablet Made For Kids

The infamous Internet of Things vendor VTech shows how not to do parental controls.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.5.16
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Hackers Say Knocking Thousands of Brits Offline Was an Accident

The hackers who built a new, improved, Mirai botnet strike again, knocking thousands of British internet users offline—by mistake.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.2.16
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Two Hackers Appear To Have Created a New Massive Internet of Things Botnet

After weeks of turf war, two cybercriminals seem to have found a new way to take control and expand the the infamous Mirai botnet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.29.16
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Congress To Security Experts: How Do We Deal With The Internet of Shit?

And Bruce Schneier thinks regulating the Internet of Things is inevitable and desirable.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.16.16
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The Looming Disaster of the Internet of (Hackable) Things

We're letting easy-to-hack internet-connected devices take over the world, and we have no idea how bad that could turn out.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.7.16
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This Virus Automatically Kills Smart Light Bulbs

In the future, hackers might black out cities by breaking into internet-connected light bulbs.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.3.16
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How Hackers Could Steal Your Cellphone Pictures From Your IoT Crock-Pot

A bug in the Android app that controls Belkin’s popular smart home WeMo products allows hackers to get access to the phone’s pictures and location.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.2.16
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Wannabe Hackers Are Adding ‘Terrible’ and ‘Stupid’ Features to Mirai

All the wannabe hackers out there are trying to mod the source code of the infamous malware Mirai, with little success—for now.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.27.16