Feb. 9, 2024, 6:10 p.m. | Bruce Schneier

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The widely reported story last week that 1.5 million smart toothbrushes were hacked and used in a DDoS attack is false.


Near as I can tell, a German reporter talking to someone at Fortinet got it wrong, and then everyone else ran with it without reading the German text. It was a hypothetical, which Fortinet eventually confirmed.


Or maybe it was a stock-price hack.

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