A company, named SAM Seamless Network, said smart devices are more vulnerable to attacks by hackers at midnight. This company is based in Israel and monitors IoT products. It also helps to prevent attacks on devices in USA, Germany, Israel and the United Kingdom.
Η company SAM came to this conclusion after a survey he conducted. In her research, she looked at smart home appliances such as TVs, cordless speakers, doorbells, and security cameras. The cameras, in fact, were found to be one of the hacker's most common targets.
In the US, the average home has 17 smart Appliances. In Europe, there are on average 14 devices.
The company's researchers found that in the first week of May, many attacks came, mainly from three countries: China, Iran and the United States.
The results showed that security cameras are the most attacking devices. The 47% of the cameras examined were infringed. The next most vulnerable devices are smart hubs, including Google Home and Amazon Echo devices.
Why do hackers attack smart devices?
The reasons why hackers are attacking are many. They may want to import malware into the victim's systems, take control of the system, or steal personal data.
SAM found that the most common form of attack in the US, Japan and India is ransomware. On the contrary, in Europe, people are faced with malicious applications and Phishing campaigns.
According to the survey, 40% of attacks are aimed at gaining full control of a device. Everyday, 5 attempts to tamper with smart devices.
Chief Executive Officer and SAM co-founder said that businesses are no longer at risk from hackers. There are constant attacks on home networks. It is necessary to investigate the detection of system vulnerabilities and to take measures to protect IoT and smart devices in general.