Reaper: The Professional Bot Herder’s Thingbot

blog / Oct 26, 2017 (MODIFIED: Nov 21, 2017)

by David Holmes, Justin Shattuck

While Reaper might be considered an “object lesson” today, it should serve as a blistering warning that IoT security needs to be fixed now.

Interview with the Experts: The Future of IoT Security through the Eyes of F5 Threat Researchers

blog / Oct 19, 2017 (MODIFIED: Nov 21, 2017)

by Debbie Walkowski

When it comes to IoT threats, we’re nowhere near being out of the woods yet; we’ve just barely entered the forest.

WireX Android DDoS Malware Adds UDP Flood

blog / Sept 01, 2017 (MODIFIED: Oct 04, 2017)

by Julia Karpin, Liron Segal, Maxim Zavodchik

As quickly as attackers commandeer IoT devices to build more “thingbots,” they continue to evolve their attack types and functionality.

"Cry 'Havoc' and Let Loose the Thingbots of War!"

blog / Aug 17, 2017 (MODIFIED: Sept 21, 2017)

by Lori MacVittie

Gray hats might have good intentions launching their “vigilante” botnets, but are they really helping us win the war against Death Star-sized thingbots?

The Hunt for IoT: The Rise of Thingbots

report / Aug 09, 2017 (MODIFIED: Oct 17, 2017)

by Sara Boddy, Justin Shattuck

With “thingbots” now launching Death Star-sized DDoS attacks, hosting banking trojans, and causing physical destruction, all signs are pointing to them becoming the attacker infrastructure of the future.

THE HUNT FOR IoT: The Networks Building Death Star-Sized Botnets

report / May 10, 2017 (MODIFIED: Aug 07, 2017)

by Sara Boddy, Justin Shattuck

With a growth rate of 1,473% in 2016, the hunt for vulnerable IoT devices rages on...

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