According to the developer of protective softwareSecuring Sam, at the moment in every European home there are 14 devices connected to the Internet, and in the United States their number does reach 17 pieces. Each of them runs the risk of being hacked because by gaining access to them, attackers can steal users' personal data and use them for blackmail or other purposes. Employees of the company conducted a study in which they found out which types of devices are the most susceptible to hacking.
The range of devices connected to the Internet is verywide, and includes smartphones, televisions, security cameras and even kitchen appliances. As a rule, many homeowners buy electronics from little-known companies that attract the attention of the low cost of their products. At the same time, few people realize that by releasing inexpensive equipment, manufacturers do not bother about the system for protecting devices from hacking.
Low cost cameras have poor protection.
According to researchers, the most poorly protectedfrom hackers, IP cameras are a technique - they represent 47% of vulnerable devices installed in home networks. As a rule, cheap cameras have a similar structure and a weak protection system; therefore, having cracked one device, attackers can easily understand how to access other models in the same price category.
The most serious attacks are aimed at IP cameras. As a rule, most people are not ready to invest a lot of money to buy the best and most modern surveillance cameras worth hundreds of dollars, so they buy cheaper ones. These are very vulnerable devices, ”explained Omri Mullis, an employee of Securing Sam.
While CCTV cameras make up almost half of vulnerable devices, there is another badly protected electronics.
Devices with the weakest protection:
Why do hackers break into devices?
According to Securing Sam, Sivan Rauscher,Many people think that their televisions and other home appliances cannot interest hackers. However, few people pay attention that through them you can get access to personal user data that can be used for a variety of purposes. At a minimum, attackers can simply sell the personal data of ordinary users - the buyer will always be found for such goods, especially if a person works in a company and occupies an important position.
Hacker hacking statistics
According to statistics from Kaspersky Lab, in 2017More than 2 million attempts to hack into various devices, including IP cameras from China, Vietnam and even Russia, were made in the world. At the same servers, from which malware was downloaded for hacking, there were 11 thousand.
In addition to home devices, hacking hackingsubject to more serious technology - for example, medical equipment. What could be the consequences of hacking the apparatus for computed tomography recently demonstrated by scientists from the Israeli University of Ben-Gurion. You can read about it in our material.
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