January 7, 2017 - Fort Russ NewsICT-online.ru
A network of thousands of intelligent home appliances attacked the sites of Russian financial institutions. In particular, the attack was carried out by toasters, Internet cameras, coffee makers and communications equipment. In total, the attack could have involved at least half a million devices, stated a report by "Kaspersky Lab" - a leading Russian and global cyber security firm.
Likely the attack was planned by hackers outside of Russia, according to "Kaspersky Lab". The identity of the hacker, was not released. The hacker has previously announced the intention to strike at Russian financial institutions, explaining the intention by the fact that, in his opinion, Russian hackers actively intervened in U.S. presidential election.
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