Robinson & Cole Data Privacy published an article on 20 August saying that the FBI released a Public Service Announcement on August 2 entitled “Cyber Actors Use Internet of Things Devices as Proxies for Anonymity and Pursuit of Malicious Cyber Activities,” which outlines how cyber criminals search for and compromise vulnerable IoT devices “for use as proxies or intermediaries for Internet requests to route malicious traffic for cyber-attacks and computer network exploitation”.  The smart devices most commonly targeted by cyber criminals include: routers, wireless radio links, time clocks, audio/video streaming devices, Raspberry Pis, IP cameras, DVR, satellite antenna equipment, smart garage door openers, and network attached storage devices.


The FBI release is at –


Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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