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The Internet of Things and Why You Should Be Afraid…Very Afraid.

[fa icon="calendar'] December 8, 2016 - Written by Derrick Whisel
Posted in Mobility, IoT, Networking, Endpoint Protection, Network Access Control

In late October of 2016, a domain name service (DNS), host and Internet management company for 80+ major websites experienced several bouts of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks by botnets (short for “robot network”). The end devices were being controlled by a Control Server (CNC Server) not unlike the Droid Control Ships controlling the Droid Armies in Star Wars. The FBI has stated that they do not have any confirmation of a specific group or groups claiming responsibility in the hacker community, but they believe the machines were infected with a variation of the Mirai malware.

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