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IDG Contributor Network: DDoS takedown powered by IoT devices

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    DDoS attacks are nothing new, nor is it new for Krebs on Security to be a target, but the recent attack that forced the site off the network is reported to have been powered entirely by internet of things devices.

    Former U.S. Defense offensive security researcher and founder of IoT cybersecurity company, Senrio, Stephen A. Ridley said that's no surprise. "This should serve as a serious wake up call that IoT has a serious security problem," Ridley said.

    The world of IoT has caught a lot of attention for the vulnerabilities that occur within network-embedded devices, often referred to as 'inherent' vulnerabilities.

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