Reaper IoT botnet small but still dangerous, security experts warn

Reaper IoT botnet small but still dangerous, security experts warn

Check Point, Arbor Networks’ Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT) and researchers from Qihoo 360 Netlab Blog have raised the alarm about a suspected botnet Dubbed IoTroop by Check Point and Reaper IoT by ASERT, the botnet has affected organisations around the globe. However Check Point’s figures may be incorrect. According to ASERT’s findings, the Reaper botnet has between 10,000 to 20,000 bots in total, but that number fluctuates. The botnet has also been scanning millions of potential victims for its network, however many of those victims’ nodes have not been compromised. “At this time, it is not clear […]