IBM X-Force Research: Weaponizing the Internet of Things
It is widely known that cybercriminals are populating botnets with easily exploitable Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as security cameras, webcams and DVRs. With the proliferation of IoT devices accelerating significantly — expected to account for more than two-thirds of the 34 billion internet-connected devices projected by 2020 — it is vital that organizations and consumers look to implement IoT security best practices to combat these evolving threats.
Read this exclusive IBM X-Force report to learn:
- How DDoS attacks and botnets such as Mirai can wreak havoc on networks and compromise sensitive data;
- What other malicious purposes thingbots, or weaponized IoT devices, serve besides botnet DDoS attacks; and
- What consumers and businesses can do to prevent their IoT devices from becoming part of a botnet.