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5 Recent IoT Security Incidents
A recent Ponemon Institute survey found that most respondents believe their IoT systems will fall victim to a cyberattack but few feel prepared for it. Here are 5 high-profile IoT security incidents.
In October of 2016, the largest Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack ever was launched on service provider Dyn using an IoT botnet. This led to many websites going down, including Twitter, Netflix, Reddit, and CNN.
After security analyst Brian Krebs published details about hackers behind cyberattacks, his website was crashed by a DDoS attack exploiting a vulnerability in a brand of IoT camera.
Implantable cardiac devices were found to have vulnerabilities that could allow a hacker to access them. Once in, they could deplete the battery or administer incorrect pacing or shocks, the FDA said.
According to a WikiLeaks document dump, the CIA has identified dozens of security flaws in software operating systems such as Android and in devices such as Samsung Internet-connected TVs.
In April 2017, a hacker released multiple versions of BrickerBot, a program that disabled thousands of insecure IoT devices, saying he wanted to raise awareness of inadequate IoT security.