New Internet Of Things Botnet, Persirai, Targets 120,000 IP Cameras

Trend Micro researchers discovered a new Internet of Things botnet, Persirai, which is targeting over 1,000 different IP camera models. According to the research, approximately 120,000 cameras are vulnerable to the malware, with consumers unaware that their devices are even exposed to the internet. Mike Ahmadi, Global Director – Critical Systems Security at Synopsys commented below.

Mike Ahmadi, Global Director – Critical Systems Security at Synopsys:

“Since all consumer grade IP cameras I am aware of do not use secure (certificate based) authentication, along with the inordinate number of known vulnerabilities found in such devices, I believe it is just a matter of time before all cameras globally fall prey to such attacks.  I also believe the time is very short.”

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