China Spying on Russia With Cyber .Irons?

Russia State Media is reporting that clothes irons from China are spreading computer viruses.

Yes, you read that correct. Clothes Irons. Apparently, Russia has found circuitry in the clothes irons from China that have microphones and WiFi. The report from Russia states that the WiFi connects to unsecured wireless and then tries to infect any computer on that network with malware.

There is some skepticism that this is just Russian propaganda. If that is not the case then unless these were made to specifically target an individual it seems like a shot in the dark to collect information.

There is a YouTube video of the Russian news report here: http://youtu.be/hkiqenPy8zY

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