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IoT Threats And Solutions
Innovations in critical infrastructure (CI) sectors have started augmenting traditional operational structures for “smart” facilitation, and more industries are expected to follow suit: According to Gartner’s research, 25% of on-site industrial assets will replace traditional assets with information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) assets by 2023.
Within a span of three weeks, our telemetry uncovered three notable malware variants of Neko, Mirai, and Bashlite. On July 22, 2019, we saw and started analyzing a Neko botnet sample, then observed another sample with additional exploits the following week.
Another Mirai offshoot spotted: A variant of the Echobot botnet was found using over 50 exploits that lead to remote code execution (RCE), arbitrary command execution, and command injection in internet of things (IoT) devices.
Lodi, California city manager Steve Schwabauer confirmed that they were hit with a ransomware attack that disrupted phone lines and their data financial systems early in the year.
With its notoriety for being one of the most active internet of things (IoT) malware families, Mirai is one malware family system administrators consistently keep their eye on to make sure systems and devices are protected.
Organizations face a problem of dealing with threats that are not only becoming more complex but also becoming more abundant — thus taking a toll on security staff and their effectiveness. This reality is echoed in Ponemon Institute’s new research, titled “Improving the Effectiveness of the Security Operations Center,” which surveyed 554 IT and IT security practitioners in organizations that have a security operations center (SOC).
A smart home is made up of a number of different devices connected to the internet of things (IoT), each with a specific set of functions. No matter how different these devices are from one another, they have the shared goal of streamlining the tasks and simplifying the lives of their users.
Targeted attacks are veiled, silent, and sometimes completely invisible, which makes them difficult to prepare for or defend against. And now the threat of “invisible attacks” will increase as smart and connected devices get more prevalent in the market.
Security has become a serious concern as more Industrial Control Systems and endpoints connect to enterprise networks, the internet, and cloud platforms. Operations managers and information security professionals still have much to learn about the security vulnerabilities and challenges resulting from the convergence of IT and OT networks.
Industrial IoT (IIoT) devices will comprise the majority of the billions of IoT devices deployed over the next decade. How will the information security market meet this onslaught of technology?
The internet of things (IoT) pertains to the connection of sensors, devices, and other objects, sending and receiving data for communication of requests and commands through the internet and other networks.
Industrial facilities increasingly rely on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to improve productivity and efficiency. Operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) have now become more connected than ever before. This convergence delivers many benefits, but also makes IIoT-supported systems far more susceptible to cyberattacks.
We first detailed a new Mirai variant called Miori in a report late last year after finding the malware spreading via a ThinkPHP Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability. It has recently reappeared bearing a notable difference in the way it communicates with its command-and-control (C&C) server.
On June 25, security researchers noticed a new Internet of Things (IoT) malware called Silex (detected by Trend Micro as BACKDOOR.LINUX.SILEXBOT.A) quickly spreading and wiping devices’ firmware.
Industrial facilities have been increasingly reliant on the industrial internet of things (IIoT), adopting devices that make for more productive and efficient systems. Today, many manufacturing factories, energy plants, and even agricultural sites have hundreds of IIoT devices that help manage and streamline their operations.