IoT Attacks Up Significantly in First Half of 2019

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Malicious actors aren’t tiring of the Internet of Things (IoT), with cyberattacks on network-connected smart devices and process controllers rapidly increasing in number. One network of honeypots, put in place by Kaspersky, saw 105 million attacks on IoT devices coming from 276,000 unique IP addresses in the first six months of 2019, compared with just 12 million attacks in the first half of 2018.

Kaspersky’s honeypot network found that while most IoT attacks are not very sophisticated, they sure are “quiet,” showing little evidence of successful infection until the victim is activated as part of a botnet.

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