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BrickerBot creator Janit0r has retired

BrickerBot creator Janit0r ‘retires’ after bricking over 10 million IoT devices

Alleged Brickerbot creator Janit0R stands down from hectic career of compromising IoT devices.  Janit0r, the alleged creator of BrickerBot, a piece of malware designed to...
Andromeda IoT botnet dismantled by international cyber taskforce

Andromeda IoT botnet dismantled by international cyber taskforce

As the Andromeda botnet gets dismantled, another steps forward to take over the job of infecting IoT devices.  Law enforcement agencies around the world have...
Protect IoT data, not IoT devices, says Verizon

Protect IoT data, not IoT devices, says Verizon

Securing IoT implementations may involve concentrating on protecting data rather than devices, according to Verizon. In many cases, it makes more sense to prioritize IoT...
Reaper IoT botnet proves less virulent than expected

Reaper IoT botnet proves less virulent than expected

Reaper madness fails to materialize, with the spread of the new malware not as extensive as originally estimated, claim Arbor Networks researchers.  The Reaper malware...
Homehacker could turn LG appliances into spy kit for hackers

Homehack could turn LG appliances into spy kit for cyber criminals

Check Point researchers warn that criminals could turn vacuum cleaners and dishwashers from LG into equipment for espionage.  Researchers at IT security company Check Point have...
New botnet could take down the internet in "cyberstorm"

New botnet could take down the internet in “cyberstorm”, says Check Point

Researchers uncover a rapidly spreading botnet malware taking over IoT devices and posing risk of "cyberstorm".  A massive botnet is forming to create a “cyber-storm that could...
Malware makes Internet a torture chamber for DVR devices

Malware makes the Internet a “torture chamber” for DVR devices 

SANS Technology Institute researcher shows that a DVR with default settings can be compromised within minutes of going online. Despite the Mirai botnet bringing into...
Zingbox teams with VMware to drive 'Internet of Trusted Things'

ZingBox teams with VMware to drive ‘Internet of Trusted Things’

IoT security vendor ZingBox has announced a tie-up with VMware to bolster enterprise IoT security. Executives at start-up Zingbox have pointed to figures from Gartner...
Kaspersky Lab launches IoT scanner for home networks

Kaspersky Lab launches IoT scanner for home networks

Security company Kaspersky has released a beta version of Kaspersky IoT Scanner, an application for Android that scans the home Wi-Fi network. Due to the...
IoT device makers: tackle security or face legal action

IoT device makers: Tackle security or face legal action

As governments start to contemplate legal responses to IoT security flaws, will the threat of a date with justice finally force manufacturers of connected...
175,000 IP cameras could be hacked, says report

175,000 IP cameras could be hacked, says report

Nearly 200,000 security cameras connected to the internet sport a security vulnerability that can allow hackers to control them remotely. According to a report published by...
Persirai leads in botnet battle for connected cameras

Persirai leads in botnet battle for connected cameras, researchers find

Research conducted by security software company Trend Micro has identified four types of botnets affecting connected cameras. The company used custom http servers to analyze the...
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