A relatively new, but highly favored, target for hackers is Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This is evidenced by the large number of cyberattacks against retail point-of-sale (PoS) machines in recent years.
A study conducted by HP found that 70 percent of common IoT devices on the market today are susceptible to a cyberattack. Each device, on average, has 25 software vulnerabilities.
The 2018 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report states, regarding IoT devices, "These potential vectors for cyber attack are grossly overlooked and unsecured." Michael Keller "Devices on a network's edge are favourite targets of hackers," itworldcanada.com (Apr. 30, 2018).