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Another IoT botnet Torii exploits weak credentials – don’t let your organization be a victim

Mirai, the first IoT botnet which was discovered in 2016 took down popular websites and services including Twitter, Airbnb and Netflix. Since then we were introduced to more advanced versions of ...
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Okiru puts Billions of IoT devices at risk – How to ensure IoT devices do not fall victim

As predicted, botnet enabled malware attacks continue. The latest discovered is Okiru (meaning Wake Up in Japanese).  Okiru has the potential to reach BILLIONS of Internet of Things (IoT) devices due ...
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Satori IoT botnet with zero-day powers and over 280,000 bots in 12 hours. Protect your IoT devices NOW

Back in October 2016 we experienced the Mirai botnet malware, which leveraged the use of weak credentials, particularly passwords – usually guessing the default passwords which manufacturer’s ship ...
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Reaper IoT Botnet Leaves Millions of Devices Vulnerable to Hacking

Back in October 2016 we experienced Mirai, which took down popular websites and services including Twitter, Airbnb and Netflix. Mirai leveraged the use of weak credentials, particularly passwords – ...
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First Mirai, now Persirai – how do you protect IoT devices from botnets?

Back in October 2016 we experienced the Mirai botnet malware, which had its fair share of press coverage after taking down popular websites and services including Twitter, Airbnb and Netflix. Mirai ...
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