IoT hacks are unbelievably effective. By leveraging thousands (if not millions) of insecure connected devices, hackers can produce DDoS attacks that can cripple our infrastructure, systems, and way of life. Or, attackers can go straight for the kill by directly exploiting a device and using it as a gateway to deeper levels on a network where they gather sensitive and valuable private data.
And things are about to get worse. Forbes predicts that by 2025, we’ll have over 80 billion smart devices on the internet. Much of the embedded firmware running on these devices is insecure and highly vulnerable, leaving an indeterminate number of critical systems and data around the world at risk.
If you’re in the IoT space, read on to understand these hacks and vulnerabilities. They’ll open your eyes to how the future could (and likely will) look and prompt consideration on why devices must be secured today.
Here are the 5 Worst IoT Hacks and Vulnerabilities in Recorded History: