The Global Playing Field is Leveling Out as Europe and Asia Take on More DDoS Attacks

Article / Apr 6, 2018

By sara boddy justin shattuck ilan meller damien rocha

The latest DDoS trends include the return of large volumetric DDoS attacks, the rise of application targeted attacks, and businesses in Europe and Asia are growing targets.

The Hunt for IoT: The Growth and Evolution of Thingbots Ensures Chaos

Report / Mar 13, 2018

By sara boddy justin shattuck

IoT attacks show no signs of decreasing while infected IoT devices go un-remediated, and discovery of new thingbots is at a decade-long high.

Thingbots and Reapers and Cryptominers—Oh, My! F5 Labs’ First Year in Review

Blog / Jan 25, 2018 (MODIFIED: Jan 31, 2018)

By debbie walkowski

F5 Labs covered a multitude of threats, vulnerabilities, botnets, attackers, and attacks in 2017. Here are just some of the highlights you might have missed.

Mirai is Attacking Again, So We’re Outing its Hilarious, Explicit C&C Hostnames

Blog / Jan 4, 2018 (MODIFIED: Jan 18, 2018)

By david holmes

With Mirai rearing its ugly head again, we’re revealing its C&C hostnames so organizations can update their blacklists and protect themselves.

BrickerBot: Do “Good Intentions” Justify the Means—or Deliver Meaningful Results?

Blog / Dec 28, 2017 (MODIFIED: Jan 16, 2018)

By justin shattuck

Most security researchers have good intentions, but ethics must play a central role in the decisions they make.

Interview With the Experts: The Future of IoT Security Through the Eyes of F5 Threat Researchers

Blog / Oct 19, 2017 (MODIFIED: Nov 30, 2017)

By debbie walkowski

When it comes to IoT threats, we’re nowhere near being out of the woods yet; we’ve just barely entered the forest.

The Hunt for IoT: The Rise of Thingbots

Report / Aug 9, 2017 (MODIFIED: Dec 21, 2017)

By sara boddy justin shattuck

“Thingbots” that launch Death Star-sized DDoS attacks, host banking trojans, and cause physical destruction are becoming the attacker infrastructure of the future.

The Hunt for IoT: The Networks Building Death Star-Sized Botnets

Report / May 10, 2017 (MODIFIED: Aug 7, 2017)

By sara boddy justin shattuck

With a growth rate of 1,473% in 2016, the hunt for vulnerable IoT devices rages on...

Mirai: The IoT Bot that Took Down Krebs and Launched a Tbps Attack on OVH

Article / Oct 6, 2016 (MODIFIED: Jul 6, 2017)

By liron segal

The Mirai botnet has infected hundreds of thousands of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, specifically security cameras, by using vendor default passwords for Telnet access.

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