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Threat Modeling the Internet of Things: Modeling Reaper

Reaper is just one more blinking light in the faces of the InfoSec community reminding us that we need to get ahead of IOT madness.
March 09, 2018
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An advanced thingbot, nicknamed Reaper (or IoTroop), was recently discovered infecting hordes of IoT devices. Reaper ups the ante for IoT security. It has a sophisticated C2 channel system and a Lua code execution environment (to deliver much more complicated attacks), and it comes prepackaged with 100 DNS open resolvers.

Researchers are tracking Reaper, even though it hasn’t launched any attacks yet. Let’s hope it’s like Conficker—an original virus/botnet that at its peak enslaved 10 million Windows boxes, but was never activated.

Read the full article published December 13, 2017 here: http://www.securityweek.com/threat-modeling-internet-things-modeling-reaper by Security Week.

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David Holmes (Author)
Sr. Threat Research Evangelist

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