65000+ Chromecasts/Speakers hijacked

Evidently thousands of Chromecasts and Google Home devices were hijacked into promoting a YouTube star. Several sources are claiming it’s a UPnP vulnerability in routers that’s causing it, most of the security people I follow say that ain’t it.

Assuming that ain’t it, probably some demons or something.

The current attack renames your devices and plays a video.

[The Verge]
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