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As companies move applications to the cloud and expose functionality via application programming interfaces (APIs), criminals have been moving quickly to take advantage of this newly exposed attack surface. By using botnets, they can dramatically increase the reach and effectiveness of their attacks. As with many new technologies, security is lagging behind. The problem is […]

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A high-tech, internet-connected fish tank in a North American casino has been used to exfiltrate data from the company’s network. Smart drawing pads used in an architectural firm were part of a botnet used to mount DDoS attacks against websites around the world owned by entertainment companies, design companies, and government bodies.

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Thanks to IoT botnets, DDoS attacks have finally turned from something of a novelty into an everyday occurrence. According to the A10 Networks survey, this year the ‘DDoS of Things’ (DoT) has reached critical mass – in each attack, hundreds of thousands of devices connected to the Internet are being leveraged.

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