Massive Number Of IoT Cameras Are Hackable -- And So The Next Web Crisis Looms

Massive Number Of IoT Cameras Are Hackable — And So The Next Web Crisis Looms

Hackable CCTV cameras pose a real threat, not just to the devices themselves, but the stability of the web in general. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) Anyone who remembers the Mirai botnet , used to cause widespread internet outages in 2016, might have been forgiven for thinking progress had been made to prevent a similar disaster. But a mysterious botnet, dubbed the "IoT Reaper," has ballooned in recent days by taking advantage of the same vulnerable, internet-connected cameras as Mirai did. And as cybersecurity experts warn the Reaper could be a bigger threat than its forbears, Forbes has seen […]