Massive botnet quietly harvesting 2 million vulnerable IoT devices, report says

Massive botnet quietly harvesting 2 million vulnerable IoT devices, report says

Research teams from Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 Netlab and Israeli security firm Check Point are alerting the public of a powerful IoT attack malware dubbed Reaper or IoTroop that is spreading through flaws in IoT software and hardware. So far, the botnet has infected 2 million vulnerable IoT devices across more than 1 million organizations. Researchers are warning that Reaper is much more powerful than the Mirai botnet that hit globally last year. The cyberattack hit the East Coast of the U.S., bringing down Twitter, Spotify, Netflix and other major websites in October 2016. [Also: Calm before the […]