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    Every modern device connected to the Internet "sooner or later" will be hacked, the CEO of Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab said to journalists on Wednesday.

    ST.PETERSBURG (Sputnik) — Modern devices, including smart television sets integrated with Internet, are vulnerable to virus attacks, Evgeny Kaspersky told reporters.

    "Computers are being attacked, mobile phones are being attacked. What will be next? I am sure that the next, absolutely new type of attacks will be inflicted on smart TVs," he added.

    According to Kaspersky, all devices connected to the Internet, including television sets, digital clocks, coffee machines and vacuum cleaners, are vulnerable to virus attacks and will "sooner or later be hacked." He noted that no single virus attack on smart TVs has so far been observed.

    The Kaspersky Lab CEO said that millions of viruses per year attack Windows, hundreds occur to the Android OS and dozens to the Apple iOS, adding that the company detects over 300,000 new pieces of malware daily.

    "In 2004, we had 500,000 viruses in our collection, in 2014 — 260 million," Kaspersky said.

    Kaspersky Lab is a software security company, which operates in almost 200 countries and territories. It has a corporate client base of over 270,000 companies and protects more than 400 million people worldwide.


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