Your thermostat tells its own story. If it’s on, chances are you’re home. If it’s off for a long period of time, chances are you’re on vacation. Imagine a hacker with this info, selling it to burglars.
Not a pleasant scenario, is it?
Even more daunting is the potential of an attack on industrial IoT.
Power generation, oil, gas, healthcare, farming, autonomous vehicles, and much more are currently or will soon be connected via IoT. These are sectors that could affect vast amounts of people were they attacked.