Tag: IoT

Researchers Develop Mirai Malware Vaccine for Insecure IoT Devices

Researchers have developed a novel new way to combat the dreaded Mirai botnet, the malware behind a sweeping cyberattack that banded together a million IoT devices last year. In a paper titled...

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U.S. Senators introduce New Bill that sets IoT Standards for Federal Suppliers

U.S. Senators are planning to introduce new bill that sets IoT standards for federal suppliers. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) are...

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Artificial Intelligence - The Future of Cybersecurity

The sheer number of cyber-attacks and threats present in today’s world is considerable. As the number of threats we face grows at an exponential rate it has become harder for cyber experts to keep...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Controlled Malware

As the world of internet of things (IoT) grows, the number of attacks through the cyber space will continue to grow as well. Recently, with the massive worldwide spread of the ransomware, WannaCry,...

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Mysterious IoT Worm Hajime Builds 300,000-Strong Botnet

A new ‘vigilante’ IoT worm that blocks rival botnets, titled Hajime (Japanese for ‘beginning’ has steadily amassed a huge P2P botnet of 300,000 compromised devices, according to Kaspersky...

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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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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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