Last week, I commented on two huge DDoS attacks that allegedly came from hijacked Internet-of-Thing (IoT) devices. The IoT botnets were able to launch some of the largest DDoS attacks every seen. However, at the time experts didn’t know how the attackers had infected the webcams and DVRs. This week, a greyhat hacker leaked the source code for this IoT botnet. Watch today’s Byte to learn how the attacker hijacked the devices, the implication of this source leak, and how you might protect your IoT devices from these sorts of attacks.
Episode Runtime: 3:13
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLo70PcoVCo
- Krebs reports on the leak of the Mirai IoT botnet source code – KrebsonSecurity
- Source code for Mirai scanner – GitHub