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IoT-based DDoS attacks on the rise

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Sep 26, 2016.

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    Cybercriminal networks are increasingly taking advantage of lax Internet of Things device security to spread malware and create zombie networks, or botnets, unbeknownst to their device owners. When lax security becomes a huge problem Symantec’s Security Response team has discovered that cybercriminals are hijacking home networks and everyday consumer connected devices to help carry out DDoS attacks on more profitable targets, usually large companies. To succeed, they need cheap bandwidth and get it by stitching … More →

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