IoT Botnets Behind 78% of Malware Network Events in 2018 According to Report

Internet of things (IoT) botnet activity during 2018 was behind roughly 78% of all network malware events detected by the NetGuard Endpoint Security solution deployed on more than 150 million devices according to a report by the Nokia Threat Intelligence Lab.

The Nokia Threat Intelligence Report 2019 report was also performed using multiple malware sandboxes and honeypots, on both conventional broadband and mobile networks from all around the world.

According to the report, the events taken into consideration during the analysis were “malware command-and-control communication, exploit attempts, hacking activity, scanning activity and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.”

Out of the 78% of all networks events with botnet origins, the Mirai variants were behind 35%, with IoT bots taking a 16% share of all infected devices detected during the study.

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Source: Softpedia