Cesar Cerudo (@cesarcer) and Lucas Apa (@lucasapa) conduct the first ever ransomware attack on a robot! Watch the robot get hacked and turn from a gentle retail assistant to a profane, bitcoin-hungry machine. Bottom line: robot vendors should improve security as well as the restore and update mechanisms of their robots to minimize the ransomware threat.If robot vendors don’t act quickly, ransomware attacks on robots could cripple businesses worldwide.

Read the full research report here: http://blog.ioactive.com/2018/03/robo…

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Watch Cesar’s and Lucas’s original robot hack – “UBTech Alpha 2 Turns Chucky” – here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A4ZQ…

Read the research on the first robot hack “Hacking Robots Before Skynet” here: http://blog.ioactive.com/2017/02/hack…

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