Microsoft catches Russian state hackers using IoT devices to breach networks

Found on Ars Technica on Wednesday, 07 August 2019
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Hackers working for the Russian government have been using printers, video decoders, and other so-called Internet-of-things devices as a beachhead to penetrate targeted computer networks, Microsoft officials warned on Monday.

Microsoft researchers discovered the attacks in April, when a voice-over-IP phone, an office printer, and a video decoder in multiple customer locations were communicating with servers belonging to “Strontium,” a Russian government hacking group better known as Fancy Bear or APT28.

Of course, no other nation does anything similar to spy in other nations. Only Russia hacks IoT devices, or anything else network related.