Hackers could use our FREEZERS to spy on us and launch attacks on critical infrastructure, warns cyber security chief

Hackers could use our freezers to spy on us, even if they’re not connected to the web, a prominent cyber security expert has warned.

Donald Toon, director for economic and cyber crime at the National Crime Agency (NCA) said that, as long as a device or appliance is capable of being connected, it can be hacked.

So even if you have a “smart” freezer or a heating device that you have decided not to link it up to the internet, hackers can still use software to trigger the connection, according to Toon.

Once hackers have gained access to the device

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