Transforming IoT Monitoring Data into Threat Defense

In our midyear roundup report, we shared that in the first half of 2020, there was a 70% increase in inbound attacks on devices and routers compared with the second half of 2019. This data includes attacks on Internet of Things (IoT) systems, which remain alarming and prevalent.

With the aim of protecting customers effectively by continuously monitoring trends in IoT attacks, we examined Mirai and Bashlite (aka Qbot), two notorious IoT botnet malware types that we also analyzed in our paper. In this entry, we summarized the figures relating to these botnets’ command and control (C&C) servers, IP addresses, and C&C commands. Then, zeroing in on Mirai, we collected data on the most used attack methods in propagating the malware and examined the distribution of its variants.

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Source: Trend Micro