A report from Gartner states that in the year 2016, cybercriminals originated distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks.
During DDoS attacks, hackers exploited possible bottlenecks and security weaknesses such as common weakness enumeration (CWE) in IoT devices. It enabled them in hijacking the devices and turn them into the originators of domain name system (DNS) requests. The primary aim was to direct the real-time traffic to the DNS hosting provider by the name of Dyn, headquartered in the United States. The DDoS attacks afflicted companies like Twitter, Amazon and Netflix and caused them a huge loss of revenue.
To prevent IoT devices from such cyber-attacks, enterprises must convoy them with IoT security solutions.…Continue reading