October 23, 2015
Security researchers have warned that devices connected to the Internet that do not have the required security are the most used to carry out cyber attacks.
The most recent example is the attack detected by the security company Imperva, in which hackers have carried out distributed denial of service or DDoS attacks from closed circuit surveillance cameras (CCTV).
These types of attacks are based on attacking servers from many PCs or devices so that they stop working. In this specific case, hackers have carried out DDoS attacks on a resource in a cloud service that serves millions of users around the world, and the surprising thing about the fact is that they have launched them from a large number of surveillance cameras that They protect different companies around the world.
The curious attack reached a maximum of 20,000 requests per second, which of course caused the service under attack to stop, which originated from 900 cameras from different closed circuit television (CCTV). These cameras, as revealed by Imperva researchers, all had versions of Linux or the BusyBox toolkit.
Source: They use surveillance cameras to launch DDoS attacks
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