Report that 3 million electric toothbrushes used in DDoS not true

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A report claiming that 3 million electric toothbrushes were used in a DDoS attack was debunked as a hypothetical scenario, not a real incident.

This story, initially reported by a Swiss news site and attributed to a Fortinet employee, suggested malware-infected toothbrushes targeted a Swiss company, causing significant downtime and financial loss. However, BleepingComputer’s investigation found no evidence of such an attack.

The narrative was likely a misunderstanding or miscommunication, highlighting the importance of verifying sensational claims in cybersecurity reporting.

Sources include: BleepingComputer

 

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