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October 13, 2016

CCTV Botnets Make DDoS Attacks

Recent reports showed that attackers are leveraging the vulnerability of CCTV for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

Octave Klaba, founder and CTO of OVH, reported via his Twitter account that for days, OVH became victim to multiple DDoS attacks.

“Last days, we got lot of huge DDoS. Here, the list of “bigger that 100Gbps” only. You can see the simultaneous DDoS are close to 1Tbps!” the founder and CTO of OVH tweeted.

According to Klaba, the DDoS attackers used an internet of things (IoT) botnet with 145,607 compromised CCTV security cameras.

“This botnet with 145607 cameras/dvr (1-30Mbps per IP) is able to send [...]

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June 28, 2016

A 25,000+ CCTV Botnet Army is Launching DDoS Attacks

Over 25,000 digital video recorders and CCTV cameras have been compromised by attackers who are using the devices to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks targeting websites.

Cybersecurity firm Sucuri has revealed details of a curious case of a DDoS attack, one which targeted “a small brick and mortar jewelry shop”. The attack saw some 35,000 HTTP requests per second, clearly overwhelming for a small shop. The cybersecurity firm was able to mitigate the attack for its jewelry store client. Simple enough, so far.

The attackers came back, however, and were soon flooding the targeted domain with 50,000 HTTP requests per second. The attacks were unrelenting [...]

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