The cyberthreat security firm IID is forecasting the connected devices that will comprise the Internet of Things (IoT) universe are likely to be banded together in a botnet army and used to launch massive attacks by 2017. IID forecast in a new report that the botnet zombie horde will be recruited through malware installed on IoT devices and will be utilized for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) against large corporations, pay-per-click fraud, along with various extortion schemes. The reason IID believes this will happen is IoT devices, while containing strong computing capabilities, will not have the needed security on board.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: SC Magazine