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Attacks using IoT devices escalate in 2019

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    Cyber criminals have upped the intensity of IoT attacks and those using Windows SMB in the first half of 2019, according to a new F-Secure report. F-Secure's honeypot servers measured a twelvefold increase in such events compared to the same period a year ago. The increase was driven by traffic targeting the Telnet and UPnP protocols, which are used by IoT devices, as well as the SMB protocol, which is used by the Eternal family of exploits to propagate ransomware and banking Trojans. Telnet traffic accounts for the largest share of traffic for the period, with over 760 million attackā€¦ [Continue Reading]
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