Botnet Attacks: From DDoS to Hivenets and Sextortion
Posted on September 10, 2019 by Noble
“Routers exposing UPnP can be configured remotely, without requiring local malware”
“Botnets”, says Ivan Blesa, the director of technology at Noble, a UK-based security firm, “are becoming a cloud service for criminals; easy to hire, at a reasonable cost”. They are also evolving fast: botnet attacks involve more than a “dumb” barrage of server requests from compromised baby monitors, fridges, or routers; the stereotypical DDoS attack that regularly cripples the business networks. Things are far beyond that.
As Blesa adds to Computer Business Review, “We are at the verge of a complete change of perception as to what damage is possible for botnets to inflict.”
Rea the full article, originally published by Computer Business Review.