Security firm now says toothbrush DDOS attack didn’t happen, but source publication says company presented it as real

Update 2 — 2/9/2024 6:30am PT: The security company at the nexus of the original report that three million toothbrushes were used in a DDOS attack has now retracted the story and claimed it was a result of a mistranslation — but according to the news outlet that published the initial report, that statement isn’t true. The reports of this story are not based on a mistranslation by the media. The publication claims Fortinet presented the story as having actually happened and approved the text of the article, which had been submitted to Fortinet prior to publication.

Here’s the Aargauer Zeitung’s (the source of the story) statement on the matter (via Google Translate):