One of the largest security gaps in 2018—one that leaves devices open to malware, botnets, and use in DDoS attacks—is the lack of commitment from router and gateway manufacturers. But what is the incentive for OEMs to build the infrastructure and systems to maintain and update device firmware even after just a few years?
A botnet is a network of infected internet-connected devices such as computers, routers, IoT devices, etc that have been compromised and are running one or more bots or instances of malware.
What’s Reaper? Reaper (a.k.a IotTroop) is the latest botnet threat which is specifically targeting IoT vulnerabilities. With over 1.2 million devices already impacted, Reaper is the the largest IoT bot attack to date and continuing to grow rapidly. Using multiple C2’s, each with 10s of thousands of unique active IPs daily, Reaper is gaining momentum with each new device it exploits.
It seems very strange that in the year 2017 (approximately 20 years from when the commercial use of the Internet first became possible), we are still dealing with email spam with no end in sight. There are many solutions now available in the industry that can be placed in various locations…
IoT, Botnets, and DDoS attacks are on the rise and a significant problem for the internet, as well as your personal data. This blog outlines the risks, types of attacks, and even provides preventative measures for improved network and device security to keep you, your networks, and your IoT devices safe.