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Millions of hacked toothbrushes could be used in cyberattacks, researchers warn

This battle is just beginning, and the adversary is performing reconnaissance to uncover areas to exploit.”

The company, which was not named, reportedly lost millions of euros of business while its site was down.

Cybersecurity firm Fortinet warned of the dangers of smart devices, which can include webcams, baby monitors, doorbells, and domestic appliances.

“Every device that is connected to the Internet is a potential target—or can be misused for an attack,” said Stefan Züger, head of system technology at Fortinet Switzerland. Mr. Züger advised owners of smart technologies to take measures to protect themselves.

“Otherwise, sooner or later, you will become a victim, or your device will be misused for attacks,” he said.

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