A honeypot set up to sniff out data on infected IoT devices found a broad array of compromised devices – from Mikrotik routers to dishwashers.
It’s no secret that connected devices are posing a security threat in the commercial, consumer and industrial worlds. A fresh report on this expanding threat landscape shows that attacks are accelerating, with MikroTik routers, Telnet password-cracking and the Mirai botnet dominating the proceedings.
In the first half of 2018, researchers at Kaspersky Lab said they picked up three times as many malware samples targeting IoT devices as they did for the entirety of 2017. “That doesn’t bode well for the years ahead,” the research team said in their report, published Tuesday.