Archive for the ‘IoT botnet’ Category

Legislation Proposed to Secure Connected IoT Devices

August 1st, 2017

Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act would mandate stringent security for connected devices sold to the federal government.

Posted in Bruce Schneier, DDoS Attacks, Dyn, Government, IoT, IoT botnet, Mark Warner, OVH, Ron Wyden, vulnerabilities | Comments (0)

To Protect Your Devices, A Hacker Wants to Hack You Before Someone Else Does

April 19th, 2017

It should be noted that hacking a system for unauthorised access that does not belong to you is an illegal practice, no matter what’s the actual intention behind it.

Now I am pointing out this because reportedly someone, who has been labeled as a ‘vigilante hacker’ by media, is hacking into vulnerable ‘Internet of Things’ devices in order to supposedly secure them.

This is not the first time

Posted in Botnet, botnet network, Cyber Attack, hacking news, IoT botnet, iot devices, IoT Malware, mirai botnet, mirai malware | Comments (0)

Over 85% Of Smart TVs Can Be Hacked Remotely Using Broadcasting Signals

April 1st, 2017

The Internet-connected devices are growing at an exponential rate, and so are threats to them.

Due to the insecure implementation, a majority of Internet-connected embedded devices, including Smart TVs, Refrigerators, Microwaves, Security Cameras, and printers, are routinely being hacked and used as weapons in cyber attacks.

We have seen IoT botnets like Mirai – possibly the biggest

Posted in ddos attack, hacking news, Hacking Smart TV, Internet of things, IoT botnet, iot devices, IoT security, Smart TV hack, Vulnerability | Comments (0)

5 Major Russian Banks Hit With Powerful DDoS Attacks

November 11th, 2016

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have risen enormously in past few months and, mostly, they are coming from hacked and insecure internet-connected devices, most commonly known as Internet of Things (IoT).

Recent DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn that brought down a large chunk of the Internet came from hacked and vulnerable IoT devices such as DVRs, security cameras, and smart

Posted in ddos attack, hacking news, Internet of things, IoT botnet, IoT Malware, Russian hackers | Comments (0)

Dyn DDoS Work of Script Kiddies, Not Politically Motivated Hackers

October 25th, 2016

Researchers at Flashpoint said Friday’s DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn was likely the work of script kiddies and not advanced attackers.

Posted in Allison Nixon, booters, Dyn, Dyn DDoS, Flashpoint, Government, Hackforums, IoT, IoT botnet, mirai, mirai malware, nation-state hackers, script kiddies, stressers | Comments (0)

Chinese Electronics Firm to Recall its Smart Cameras recently used to Take Down Internet

October 24th, 2016

You might be surprised to know that your security cameras, Internet-connected toasters and refrigerators may have inadvertently participated in the massive cyber attack that broke a large portion of the Internet on Friday.

That’s due to massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against Dyn, a major domain name system (DNS) provider that many sites and services use as their upstream

Posted in Botnet, chinese electronics, ddos attack, ddos attack tool, hacking news, Internet of things, IoT botnet, IoT Malware, mirai malware | Comments (0)

Mirai-Fueled IoT Botnet Behind DDoS Attacks on DNS Providers

October 22nd, 2016

Ten percent of the 550,000 IoT nodes in the Mirai botnet are involved in ongoing DDoS attacks against DNS provider Dyn and others.

Posted in Application-layer DDoS, Botnet, critical infrastructure, Dale Drew, DNS providers, Dyn, Flashpoint, IoT, IoT botnet, Level 3 Communications, mirai | Comments (0)

IoT Botnet Uses HTTP Traffic to DDoS Targets

October 11th, 2016

The IoT botnet behind the some of the largest publicly recorded DDoS attacks is flooding its targets with HTTP traffic in Layer 7 attacks.

Posted in CloudFlare, DDoS Attacks, DNS amplification attack, http flood, Internet of things, IoT, IoT botnet, SYN Flood, vulnerabilities, Web Security | Comments (0)

Challenge! WIN $50,000 for Finding Non-traditional Ways to Detect Vulnerable IoT Devices

October 10th, 2016

If you are concerned about the insecurity of Internet of Things, have good hands at programming and know how to hack smart devices, then you can grab an opportunity to earn $50,000 in prize money for discovering the non-traditional ways to secure IoT devices.

Internet of Things (IoT) market is going to expand rapidly over the next decade. We already have 6.5 billion to 8 billion IoT devices

Posted in hacking news, Internet of things, IoT botnet, IoT Search Engine, IoT security, mirai malware, network security auditor, network security tool, smart device | Comments (0)

When DVRs Attack: A Post IoT Attack Analysis

October 10th, 2016

Researchers sort out what went wrong when an estimated 500,000 DVRs and IP-based cameras were used in a series of massive DDoS attacks in September.

Posted in IoT, IoT botnet, mirai, vulnerabilities | Comments (0)