What innocuous object was used in a recent cyberattack against businesses?

Answer: a refrigerator

by Colin Wood / January 20, 2014

As security experts warn against threats inherent in the Internet of Things, a botnet attack involving a refrigerator was reported by security provider ProofPoint. The attack occurred between Dec. 23 and Jan. 6, involved more than 100,000 everyday appliances, and sent more than 750,000 malicious emails.