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Botnet Powered by 25,000 CCTV Devices Uncovered

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  • Security should be multilayered, and whitelisting is appropriate as one of the security levels.
  • The network time protocol was updated to ntp-4.2.8p8, patching a handful of vulnerabilities that can be leveraged in DDoS attacks.
  • The bulk of the devices, 46 percent, are H.264 Network Digital Video Recorders.
  • Researchers with Sucuri first noticed the store, one of their clients, was being hit with a layer 7 HTTP flood attack that generated 35,000 HTTP requests a second.

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A botnet comprised entirely of closed circuit TV devices used a barrage of HTTP requests to knock a small jewelry store offline for days.


Botnet Powered by 25,000 CCTV Devices Uncovered

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