IoT Device Hit by Credential Attack Every Two Minutes: Experiment

August 30, 2017


Internet of Things (IoT) botnets such as Mirai might not be in the headlines as often as they were several months ago, but the threat posed by insecure IoT devices is as high as before, a recent experiment has revealed.

Mainly targeting IP cameras, DVRs and routers that haven’t been properly secured, such botnets attempt to ensnare devices and use them for malicious purposes such as distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Compromised IoT products are also used to scan the Internet for other vulnerable devices and add them to the botnet.

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