Your smart refrigerator can be my enemy

Akamai reports that hackers are turning “smart” devices into botnets, or a group of computers that, without their owners’ knowledge, send out spam or viruses to other computers on the Internet. A common tactic is to use a proxy that hits a target from a variety of locations.  The most widespread device used in such attacks is a CCTV camera with a DVR, satellite antennas, networking routers and modems, and NAS.