Tag Archives: Internet of Things

How IoT Laws & Codes of Practice Could Be the New Norm | Avast

Thinking of buying a smart door lock or a thermostat? Good news, consumers! Starting Jan 1, 2020, new internet-connected consumer products such as mobile phones, smart appliances, home alarms, monitors, trackers, and cameras that are sold in Californ…

Hacker creates seven new variants of the Mirai botnet | Avast

In September 2016, Twitter, CNN, Spotify, and many others were knocked offline by the biggest DDoS attack in history. Today we know it by the name Mirai, but no one would have imagined at the time that this attack was coming from a herd of Internet of …

AWS FreeRTOS Riddled with Security Vulnerabilities | Avast

Researchers from Zimperium’s zLabs team have discovered that the popular Internet of Things real-time operating system from AWS – FreeRTOS – is riddled with serious vulnerabilities that could let hackers crash connected devices in homes or critical inf…

North Carolina held for ransom and Agent Tesla becomes stealthy

North Carolina water utility shut down by ransomware
Hurricane Michael, Florence, and now this. It seems North Carolina just can’t catch a break as one of its major water utilities went offline following a ransomware attack. The Onslow Water and Sewer…

New Torii Botnet uncovered, more sophisticated than Mirai | Avast

written by Jakub Kroustek, Vladislav Iliushin, Anna Shirokova, Jan Neduchal and Martin Hron
Disclaimer: Analysis of the server content and samples was done on Thursday, September 20th. Follow the Avast Blog for further updates.&nbs…

Phishing scams pick up the phone and MikroTik routers watch and listen | Avast

Bank phishing scam phones it in
Many banking customers in Brazil woke up to a rude shock as the security module they installed as instructed turned out to be a trojan. Dubbed Camubot, the Trojan malware proudly sports banking logos and other branding,…