There is another IoT botnet running rampant, with several million devices already infected inside over a million businesses and homes, according to the report over at The Inquirer. Experts are expecting the IoT_reaper to be worse than Mirai once it is activated as it is far more sophisticated than that botnet. Some time in the near future you can expect serious issues as routers, IP cameras and fridges start launching DDoS attacks. There is little that you can do at this point apart from ensuring your devices are patched and the firmware is up to date. You can get an idea of the scope of this botnet by following the link in the story.
"Check Point first unearthed the botnet, codenamed 'IoT_reaper', at the beginning of September and claims that, since, it's already enslaved millions of IoT devices including routers and IP cameras from firms including GoAhead, D-Link, TP-Link, Avtech, Netgear, MikroTik, Linksys and Synology."
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