Do You Have A Game Plan For IoT-Backed DDoS Attacks?

Last year, I wrote a piece about how the Internet of Things could pave the way for some of the biggest botnets in history. I take no pleasure in the fact that recent events have proven me right. From the recent attack targeting Krebs On Security (which caused him to be dropped by Akamai) to the 1 terabyte per second flood hurled at hosting provider OVH in September, things are getting worse – much worse. I’m talking entire swathes of the Internet brought to its knees. And yet efforts to hold manufacturers accountable, to demand that IoT companies start injecting more security into their products, still lag behind. To make matters worse, one of the recent attacks – the one […]

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