The Internet of Bots: How A Connected Future Could Give Way To The Biggest Botnets Ever

In October, security firm Imperva reported on a DDoS attack through a somewhat unusual medium. Over 900 CCTV cameras were infected with a variant of a known malware program, and used to flood a cloud service with HTTP requests. The attack peaked at over 20,000 requests per second, according to Computer World. You’ll probably be unsurprised to learn that, of the CCTV cameras compromised in the attack, exactly none of them were properly secured. On the contrary, the vast majority were easily accessible through Telnet or SSH, and all were protected by either default or weak credentials. In other words, they were easy prey for an enterprising hacker. If this news doesn’t have you at least a little wary, you […]

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