Following the news that another vulnerable DVR system is ready to become a DDoS botnet, Stephanie Weagle, Senior Director at Corero commented below.
Stephanie Weagle, Senior Director at Corero:
“Experts have long warned that the inherent lack of security in many of the devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) would come back to harm us in the end. Now there is firm evidence more and more IoT devices are vulnerable to becoming DDoS botnets.
“Botnets are also known as “zombie armies” that can be deployed on thousands—if not millions—of connected devices to send a spam attack, spread malware or launch a distributed denial of service DDoS attack. The more Internet-connected devices there are, the greater the potential for extremely large botnets.
“It is difficult to prevent all IoT devices from being recruited into a botnet, but organizations can certainly protect their networks by deploying an in-line, real-time, automated solution at the network edge, to detect and eliminate the threats from entering a network.”