Attackers increasingly exploiting vulnerabilities to enlarge their IoT botnets


Attackers looking to add IoT devices to their botnets are increasingly adding vulnerability exploitation to their attack arsenal, Netscout researchers warn.

Instead on just relying on a list of common or default passwords or brute-forcing attacks, they are taking advantage of the fact that IoT devices are rarely updated and manufacturers take a lot of time to push out fixes for known flaws.

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