The rising popularity of wearable devices—and workers bringing them into the office—could pose a major security threat to businesses this year, cybersecurity experts have warned.
A number of companies, including Apple to LG, have launched smartwatches this year. It comes as wearable shipments are set to explode in 2015, hitting 75 million, up 158 percent from 2014, according to research from CCS Insight.
As users increasingly don the latest gadgets to track fitness or answer calls, they will inevitably bring them into the office, opening a new hacking front for attackers.
"As people get increasingly interested in wearables...these devices end up indirectly connected to corporate networks via BYOD (bring your own device) devices," Bogdan Botezatu, senior e-threat analyst at antivirus company Bitdefender, told CNBC by email.