Botnet Of 900 IP Cameras Launch DDOS Attack

Nearly one thousand geographically disparate ip cameras have been launching coordinated distributed denial of service attacks against an unidentified targets, reported Incapsula

The attack was run of the mill, peaking at 20,000 requests per second (RPS). The surprise came later when, upon combing through the list of attacking IPs, we discovered that some of the botnet devices were located right in our own back yard. Further investigation of the offending IPs showed that they belonged to CCTV cameras, all accessible via their default login credentials.

Further research showed that these cameras had been used in previous attacks possibly by unrelated hackers.

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