Sunday, 25 October 2015

Botnet Security Cameras Used For DDoS Attack

It is not just routers and computers that need to be secured, because researchers have identified a botnet of hacked about 900 security cameras discovered that was used to carry out DDoS attacks on a cloud service. This was reported by security firm Imperva.

The cameras are located in various countries, but were concentrated primarily in India. Investigators found the cameras malware that searches for certain devices via Telnet and SSH. This relates to devices on BusyBox run a Linux distribution for embedded systems, and are vulnerable to brute force attacks. In this case it appeared that all hacked cameras were accessible via the default login password. The researchers therefore call on administrators to always change default passwords, whether it's a router, access point or security.

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