News of the Silex Botnet may have broken on June 26th, but I have two things all of my ‘competition’ does not: the source code of the Botnet and an interview with the hackers whom built/deployed it.
Internet of Things
Study: Researches at School of Physics at Georgia Tech Calculate That A Hack of Only 10% of All IoT Connected Cars Could Cause National Gridlock
Skanda Vivek has just introduced a new academic study indicating that a major hacking event shutting down just 10% of all cars currently connected to the Internet of Things would be enough to cause gridlock in major cities across the United States.
This past Monday Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced new legislation aimed at better securing the Internet of Things, and ensuring US Government employees, agencies and offices will never be compromised by it in the future.
SCode404 of Ghost Squad Hackers May Have Just Built A Botnet Capable of Producing The Largest DDoS Attack The World Has Ever Seen
SCode404 of Ghost Squad Hackers appears to have assembled a botnet capable producing Layer 7 DDoS attacks topping out at around 2.9 Terabits per second during testing- literally doubling the current world record holder.
Qurlla of New World Hackers Begins Infecting IoT Devices with New, Never Before Seen, TrojanXENE Ransomware
Qurlla of New World Hackers introduced a new, never before seen style of cyber attack this morning, spreading ransomware to over 150,000 devices on the Internet of Things (IoT) via open/exposed ports on the devices software.
Survey: Despite Buying Smart Devices, 80% of Customers Claim Not To Trust Any Internet Connected Devices
A recent study conducted by Atomic Research and funded by Blackberry finds that despite the fact everyone keeps buying smart and/or IoT devices, almost no one actually trusts them to protect their data/privacy.