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Record IoT DDoS attacks raise bar for defenders

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Oct 12, 2016.

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    Now that its source code has been released you can expect more attacks from Mirai, the malware behind the largest DDoS attack on record, which was powered by hijacked IoT devices.

    Since release of that code last week it has been responsible for smaller attacks that look like newcomers experimenting with the malware in preparation for bigger things, say security researchers at Incapsula. “Likely, these are signs of things to come and we expect to deal with Mirai-powered attacks in the near future,” they say in their blog post.

    That concern is echoed by researchers at F5, who say, “we can definitely expect the IoT DDoSing trend to rise massively in the global threat landscape.”

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