Cisco Systems warned yesterday that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with highly sophisticated malicious software. This is thought by Cisco to be in preparation for another massive cyber attack on Ukraine in a bid to disrupt the Champions League final in Kiev, capital of Ukraine.
A new zero-day attack vector could be used to enhance the effectiveness of botnet tools used to launch recent attacks on Dyn, Krebs on Security and OVH. So says Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS).
According to some estimates, the Mirai malware has now infected almost half a million Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide, more than doubling the impact of the original Mirai botnet. This is not down to a lack of technology, say experts, but to negligence and stupidity.
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