The Internet of Things is extremely new and extremely vulnerable. In fact, it’s so vulnerable, it could get you in trouble at your most vulnerable: during sex or masturbation. Today, smart vibrators are offering all sorts of options: a new form of cyber sex where the web is used by two people in the same room enhance their sex (usually with a connected sex toy device; and even for people to film themselves, and even sex organ exercise smart devices.
It’s these sorts of devices researchers fear could be vulnerable to hackers.
Software firm Trend Micro stated last week that as the Internet of Things consumes further aspects of daily life, it could be used on [...]
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Hacked and sister-site CryptoCoinsNews (CCN) were the targets of a DDoS attack by extortionists demanding a bitcoin payment as ransom.
Early this morning (UTC), Hacked.com was the subject of a DDoS-based cyberattack designed to shut down the website in exchange for a payment of 2 bitcoins (approx. $648 USD).
An email came in from one of the extortionists who went by the name ‘Jon’ and carried the threat of contacting our advertisers to let them know the websites are down, if the payment wasn’t made within the hour.
To resolve the situation quickly, all we had to do was [...]
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