The weaponization of IoT devices

Threat actors use botnets - networks of infected computers - for various cybercriminal purposes, most significantly distributed denial of service attacks against predefined targets. Today, botnets with distributed denial of services (DDoS) capabilities are even for sale on the Dark Web.

How has this threat evolved? One of the most important changes, the rising use of compromised Internet of Things devices in botnet operations, is the focus of this report.

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