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Hackers Can Now Weaponize Smart IOT Devices To Launch Even Larger DDoS Attacks

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Published on 18 Jun 2021 / In News and Politics

The internet of things (IoT) has increased the prevalence of intelligent objects at home. These devices can be anything from smart light bulbs to televisions, appliances to cameras, and even water heaters - can be hacked and weaponized to create an army of smart devices to scale up attacks against corporations and governments, according to Bloomberg.

Researchers from Nokia Deepfield published a report Monday, revealing global DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) traffic between January 2020 and May 2021 and found the threat potential for DDoS attacks is around 10 Terabits per second, as much as five times more than the most significant attacks reported so far. -

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