What is the strangest thing in the Internet of Things to be hacked?

There have been several instances where seemingly unusual or unexpected Internet of Things (IoT) devices have been hacked. One example is a smart fish tank. In 2017, a casino in Las Vegas had a smart fish tank that could regulate its own temperature and feed the fish automatically. Hackers managed to gain access to the fish tank’s network and, from there, infiltrated the casino’s broader network.

This incident highlighted the potential vulnerabilities associated with IoT devices, even those that may not be considered high-risk. Security researchers often emphasize the importance of securing all IoT devices, regardless of their apparent simplicity or novelty, as they can serve as entry points for cybercriminals into larger networks.

Other examples of unexpected IoT hacks include smart refrigerators, thermostats, and even smart light bulbs. As more devices become connected to the internet, ensuring robust security measures for all types of IoT devices becomes increasingly critical.