Huge cyber attack in the making

World October 20, 2017 15:48

san carlos - Cybercriminals are preparing a huge attack. This will warn security checkpoint. The perpetrators have hijacked many devices. They can take over and deploy as 'army' (botnet) when they want to pass the attack.

According to Check Point, more than one million organizations worldwide have been affected. It may be a bigger attack than the Mirai network. At the end of last year, the internet in the United States was largely flat by a coordinated attack with tens of millions of hijacked baboons, printers and surveillance cameras.

Check Point systems announced the first signals at the end of September that something was going on. They saw malware that abused gaps in smart camera protection. It was about cameras of all different brands. Then it appeared that the malware came from other smarter devices. In other words, the hackers used hijacked devices to infect other devices. 'We are now in silence for a heavy storm. The next cybercore is coming, 'said Check Point.

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