In a recent cyber threat report, McAfee provided some good intelligence on how cybercriminals use Mirai attacks to infect poorly configured Internet of Things (IoT) devices and turn them into bots used for large scale network attacks.
The Verizon security team recently announced the first Data Breach Digest, a series of 18 cybercrime cases the team investigated. The Verizon team starts with a sneak peek of one of the case studies that describes how a university was attacked by an IoT botnet consisting of over 5,000 infected hosts. The study concludes with 12 good lessons learned from the attack.
A new malware campaign was responsible for sending 23 million emails containing Locky ransomware in just 24 hours earlier this week.