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A university was attacked by its lightbulbs, vending machines and lamp posts

It sounds like a sci-fi movie. Over 5,000 connected devices, including light bulbs and vending machines, were hacked to slow internet service at a university to a crawl.  Poorly secured internet of things (IoT) devices have become gold mines for hackers looking to launch DDoS attacks to take websites and services offline. But this latest case, detailed in Verizon’s Data Breach Digest 2017, is the rare example of gadgets attacking their own network.  SEE ALSO:…

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A university was attacked by its lightbulbs, vending machines and lamp posts

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