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Cyber criminals hack smart fridge to send out spam

Personal computers can be unknowingly compromised to form robot-like "botnets" that can be used to launch large-scale cyberattacks.

'Shortage of over a million cyber security experts globally'

According to the networking solutions major, overall vulnerability and threat levels reached their highest in 2013, ever since it began tracking in May 2000.

Hackers use connected home appliances to launch global cyberattack

Researchers at Proofpoint have discovered the 'global cyberattack' launched from more than 100,000 everyday consumer gadgets such as home-networking routers, televisions and refrigerators.

Japan seeking US assistance to obtain counter cyberattack capability

A source said that the ability would include being able to attack a server in self-defense if government computer systems were attacked.