In-brief: a flaw in Samsung’s Smartcam product could allow remote attackers to take control of the devices. The news comes two years after Samsung took steps to patch other flaws in its Internet connected cameras.
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Chinese firm acknowledges inadvertent role in cyberattack | CNNMoney
In-brief: the Chinese firm whose software powers many of the devices taking part in the Mirai Internet of Things botnet acknowledged some responsibility for the incident.
Land Rush: Race is On To Hack Vulnerable IoT Devices
In-brief:Cyber criminal groups are racing to gain control over a population of insecure “Internet of Things” devices, with new malware families targeting embedded devices appearing at a steady rate and a noticeable uptick in so-called “brute force” password guessing attacks against embedded systems.
DHS Warns of Mirai Malware Threat to Cell Gateways
In-brief: cellular gateways made by Sierra Wireless may be susceptible to the Mirai malware, the Department of Homeland Security warned on Wednesday.
Shoddy Supply Chain Lurks Behind Mirai Botnet
In-brief: A common, China-based supplier of management software is the common thread that ties together the myriad digital video recorders, IP-based cameras and other devices that make up the Mirai botnet, according to analysis by the firm Flashpoint.