The new IoT_Reaper botnet has already compromised more than 2 million devices by exploiting existing IoT security flaws.
DDoS attacks are larger and more frequent in 2017 than they were just two years ago, new security research has shown.
With its study of over 30 types of devices, U.K. security firm Pen Test Partners concluded that DVRs remain a major IoT malware platform.
While Microsoft could have slowed the spread of WannaCry, the real problem lies in the widespread practice of deploying outdated software and systems.
Hajime appears to have been created by a vigilante that is attempting to improve IoT device security and help IT decision-makers tighten defenses.
Just in time for IoT Day, the Mirai botnet is launching attacks with a new trick up its sleeve: a built-in bitcoin mining component.