After deciding to use ransomware to target companies with cyber insurance, the hackers want to hit the IoT market hard. With more than 8 billion connected devices in 2017 and billions more set to come online each year, they’re looking to have their names recorded alongside the hacking elite by creating the most pervasive botnet army the world has ever seen.
With manufacturers cranking out IoT devices like as quickly as possible – and security controls thrown in as an afterthought – the black hats are poised to build on the Mirai source code and wreak some major havoc online. Could their new botnet be the one that drives governments to better regulate IoT devices?
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