IOActive present an excellent demonstration of how emerging robot technologies such as assistant robots like Pepper can be hacked and used for fraudulent and/or other subversive activities.  SoftBank’s Pepper is one of the most used business oriented robots in the world – 20,000 in use in 2,000 businesses worldwide.

IOActive demonstrated how they were able to infect the robot with ransomware to conduct extortion of its clients and to use foul language.

It certainly marks a new frontier in hacking and cybersecurity.  You can view the full blog article at the IOACtive blog site by clicking the button below.