CCTV cameras used in massive botnet

Posted by Keith McMillan

June 28, 2016 | Leave a Comment

I haven’t blogged on security topics in a while, and this one ran across my news feed. Researchers investigating a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on a website have uncovered a 25,000-bot strong network consisting of CCTV cameras running Busybox.


While we frequently think about botnets on full-on computers, the increasing use of devices such as cell phones, and now cameras highlights the increasing need for IT security as we roll towards a more comprehensive Internet of Things, lest it become an Internet of Bots.


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