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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.

Rogue software programmes pose security threat

These software programmes are believed to help in changing International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI) of mobile phones manufactured from China.