Researchers from Incapsula have discovered that closed-circuit security cameras have been subverted by malware and turned into a botnet network that can launch DDoS attacks. About a 1000 of these closed circuit security cameras have been infected by malware. Tim Erlin, director of IT security and risk strategy at Tripwire have the following comments on it.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Tim Erlin, Director of Security and Product Management at Tripwire :

“Whether its primary function is a camera or a webserver, if it’s on the Internet and has an operating system, it can be attacked.

Protecting these devices starts with visibility. In many cases, the responsible organizations simply don’t know they’re on the network or accessible.

Just because a third party vendor installs devices on your network, doesn’t mean you should trust they’ve secured them properly. You must require secure configurations and verify them continuously after deployment.”[/su_note][su_box title=”About Tripwire” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″]Tripwire logoTripwire is a leading provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions that enable enterprises, service providers and government agencies to confidently detect, prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats. Tripwire solutions are based on high-fidelity asset visibility and deep endpoint intelligence combined with business-context and enable security automation through enterprise integration. Tripwire’s portfolio of enterprise-class security solutions includes configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management and log intelligence.[/su_box]

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