Uncovering IoT Threats in the Cybercrime Underground

Amid the growth of the internet of things (IoT), manufacturers and integrators are testing the limits of how the technology can be applied, as seen in how new forms of connected devices are hitting the market. Some applications play critical roles in industries while others provide more convenience for consumers. The wide spectrum of IoT applications only highlights further the importance of security in everything that is IoT. After all, this technology sparks the imagination of not only integrators but also of cybercriminals.

What form does cybercriminal interest in the IoT take? We uncover some answers by looking at the cybercriminal underground in our research paper “The Internet of Things in the Cybercrime Underground,”where we detail what we found in Russian, Portuguese, English, Arabic, and Spanish underground communities.

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Source: Trend Micro