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The IoT strikes back: 650 Gigabit/second and 1 Terabit/second attacks by IoT devices within a week

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/30

Many people – me included – complain about the sadness of IoT device security.

It seems the hackers found out it’s time to take advantage of that as within a week both these attacks by IoT devices took place:

The first already suspected IoT devices, the latter confirmed it were ~ 150-thousand hijacked cameras and DVRs [WayBack] performing the attack.

Or in short:

The IoT strikes back

Few parties can cope with this kind of traffic (Akamai had to stop their pro bono servicing of Krebs on Security; it took a few days and a lot of effort for Google’s Project Shield to take over).

So I’ve a few questions for anyone running IoT devices:

  1. How secure are your IoT devices?
  2. Have you confined them to a network that’s easily filtered/shut-down in case of emergency?

Edit 20161004:

–jeroen

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One Response to “The IoT strikes back: 650 Gigabit/second and 1 Terabit/second attacks by IoT devices within a week”

  1. […] than a month after The IoT strikes back: 650 Gigabit/second and 1 Terabit/second attacks by IoT devices within a week the IoT struck back again: an estimated half a million IoT devices was used to perform multiple […]

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