Tag: hardware

Mira botnet infections globally. (Image courtesy of Imperva.)

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. 

Hardware and software from the Chinese supplier XiongMai Technologies were exploited to create the massive Mirai botnet, according to an analysis by the firm Flashpoint. (Image courtesy of Shodan)

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. 

MITRE Dangles $50K Prize For Spotting Rogue IoT Devices

MITRE Dangles $50K Prize For Spotting Rogue IoT Devices

In-brief: MITRE Corporation is offering a $50,000 prize for anyone who can develop a novel way for spotting changes to Internet of Things networks. 

CCTV cameras are part of a massive botnet that launched large denial of service attacks last week. It's not the first time that such devices have played a role in attacks.

The Hacked Camera Botnet: Not New, Just Big

In-brief: More than 100,000 infected, Internet connected cameras played a part in giant denial of service attacks against a security news website last week. It’s not the first time such devices have been used to attack. 

A network of 150,000 IP-enabled devices including cameras and DVRs were involved in a denial of service attack against the French hosting firm OVH, an executive claimed.

Botnet of 140,000 Cameras, DVRs Behind Biggest DoS Ever

In-brief: The head of a hosting firm said a botnet of almost 150,000 cameras and digital video recorders was behind a massive denial of service attack.