IoT Botnets: The Stakes Have Changed. Have you?
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been called the next Industrial Revolution. Analysts have forecasted there will be nearly 50 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020, up from 10 billion in 2015. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers "From refrigerators to parking spaces to houses, the IoT is bringing more and more things into the digital fold every day" Just as they did with the advent of the internet, and smart phones, hackers have rapidly jumped on the IoT trend to find new ways to launch attacks. And here we are. There are tens of millions of vulnerable IoT devices that are shipped with insecure defaults, and their numbers are growing daily; they’re generally always turned on; they reside on networks which aren’t monitored for either incoming or outgoing attack traffic; and the networks where they’re deployed often offer high-speed connections, which allows for a relatively high amount of DDoS attack traffic volume per compromised device. The Stakes Have Changed. Have you?