Archive for the ‘IoT Malware’ Category

Mirai Variant Adds Dozen New Exploits to Target Enterprise IoT Devices

March 19th, 2019
Security researchers have uncovered a new variant of the infamous Mirai Internet of Things botnet, this time targeting embedded devices intended for use within business environments in an attempt to gain control over larger bandwidth to carry out devastating DDoS attacks. Although the original creators of Mirai botnet have already been arrested and jailed, variants of the infamous IoT malware

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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

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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

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Mirai Botnet Itself is Flawed; Hacking Back IoTs Could Mitigate DDoS Attacks

October 29th, 2016

The infamous botnet that was used in the recent massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the popular DNS provider Dyn, causing vast internet outage last Friday, itself is flawed.

Yes, Mirai malware, which has already enslaved millions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices across 164 countries, contains several vulnerabilities that might be used against it in order to destroy

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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

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