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8 DDoS Attacks That Made Enterprises Rethink IoT Security

From colleges to campaign websites, more distributed denial-of-service attacks have been launched through vulnerable IoT devices over the past year. Here are eight big attacks that have left enterprise customers shaking in their boots.

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DDoS Attack Affects U.S. College For 54 Hours

A distributed denial of service attack on a college in February, recently made public by security firm Incapsula, affected that institution's network for 54 hours straight.

Incapsula recently revealed the attack, noting that the attackers seemed adept at launching application layer assaults on vulnerable IoT devices.

"Based on a number of signature factors, including header order, header values and traffic sources, our client classification system immediately identified that the attack emerged from a Mirai-powered botnet," according to an Incapsula spokesperson in a blog post. "Our research showed that the pool of attacking devices included those commonly used by Mirai, including CCTV cameras, DVRs and routers."

 
 
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