As cyber security commentators dream up ever more esoteric ideas of how cyber criminals will attack IoT devices, the Finns are out in the cold after a DDOS attack on their centralised heating system. Perhaps we don't realise how deeply embedded IoT devices are becoming in our daily lives?
Finnish media reports on a DDoS attack on residential buildings in Lappeenranta, Finland, which knocked the heating and hot water offline. Could attacks like this become the norm? Finnish news website Etelä-Saimaa is reporting that a DDoS attack on the internet-connected building management system of two tower blocks in the district of Lappeenranta, Finland, had taken their building management systems offline for three days.