In response to the Brian Krebs’ reporting: “the source code that powers the “Internet of Things” (IoT) botnet responsible for launching the historically large distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against KrebsOnSecurity last month has been publicly released, virtually guaranteeing that the Internet will soon be flooded with attacks from many new botnets powered by insecure routers, IP cameras, DVRs and other easily hackable IoT devices.”, Rod Schultz, VP of Product at Rubicon Labs commented below.

Rod Schultz, VP of Product at Rubicon Labs:

rod-schultz“The modular and reusable code blocks that are driving technological innovation are a double edged sword. These software legos can be stacked to rapidly create new products, but those products also share the same vulnerabilities. This lack of diversity in the attack surface allows an attack on one technology to be rapidly re-purposed toward another, and that is exactly what we are seeing with the Mirai IoT Botnet. Until security is made simple and scaleable we will continue to see incredibly damaging attacks where there is little to no herd immunity. The technology community was caught off guard by Heartbleed and Shellshock, but at this point we have to assume many more these types of attacks are on the horizon.”

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