Have hackers turned my printer into an offensive weapon?

In September, some of the biggest ever net attacks targeted the website of a prominent blogger and French hosting firm OVH. One attack is believed to have involved more than one trillion bits of data.
The two events signalled a change in tactics by malicious hackers who make their living bombarding websites with vast amounts of data in what are known as Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDoS).
The data directed at the targets was being sent by IP cameras, digital video recorders, printers and other "smart" devices that hackers had managed to hijack.
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4 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 42
Source: BBC

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