Tuesday, September 27, 2016

When the "Internet Of Things" attacks

They're heeeere:
The world's largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack has been clocked from the same network of 152,463 compromised low-powered cameras and internet-of-things devices which punted a media outlet off the internet.
It's cheap to put in Internet capability with crummy security.  It lets a vendor hit a price point that is attractive.  And it gets hundreds of thousands of dangerous devices out for J. Random Blackhat to play reindeer games with.

The attack threw a terabit of junk at the target every second.  That will knock most things off the 'net.

Class action lawsuits are in order.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Wow... And people want self driving computer controlled cars?