A top cybersecurity firm has claimed that if hackers got into a robot's circuitry, it could be used to kill. The firm IOActive have warned that hacked robots, including some on the market today, could be used to poison humans or pets and even burgle homes.
The convergence of the digital and physical worlds is more than a mastercard rally cry. It is in fact a fundamental shift that is driving the fourth industrial revolution or industrial 4.0, where manufacturing technologies are going to simplify our life. However, without security, this fantasy will end up being an illusion.
Researchers at Digital Shadows have been combing dark web sites such as the Hackforums where black hat Anna-Senpai dropped the Mirai code in September.
The FTC filed a complaint against Taiwan-based computer networking equipment manufacturer D-Link Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary, alleging that inadequate security measures left its wireless routers and Internet cameras vulnerable to hackers.
In 2016, drone technology entered the mainstream and can now be used for aerial photography, media filming, law enforcement surveillance and – if the promises from pioneering digital giants like Amazon come to fruition – home deliveries.