Tag: IoT security

Mirai-Like BrickerBot Bricked 2 Million IoT Devices, Claims Malware Author

The author behind the BrickerBot, a new variant of malware discovered in the wild to target unsecure IoT devices to effectively ‘brick’ or kill them, has claimed as many as two million devices,...

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Andrew Lee on Internet of Things and cybersecurity

As CEO for ESET North America, Andrew Lee brings the role a unique blend of corporate and security expertise. Having served as Chief Research Officer at ESET from 2004 to 2008, Mr. Lee was responsible...

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Ransomware Hackers Could Soon Target Smartphones, TVs: UK Cybersecurity Chiefs

A joint report by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) has underlined the risk of hackers targeting internet-connected devices for extortion. As...

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Dreaded IoT Malware Mirai Spotted in a Windows Trojan

Mirai, the infamous strain of IoT-based malware that triggered an unprecedented distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against prominent DNS provider Dyn leading to a sweeping blackout last year,...

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FTC Sues Networking Giant D-Link over Risking US Consumers' Privacy

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged hardware manufacturer D-Link on Thursday, alleging that the company’s inadequate security measures has left its wireless routers and Internet...

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Mirai Botnet Malware Continues to Wreck Havoc Around the World

Hundreds of thousands of customers of UK telephone provider TalkTalk and the Post Office are without access to the internet after crippling cyberattacks caused by the Mirai malware, a strain that...

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