Kaspersky honeypots find 105 million attacks on IoT devices in first half of 2019

MACY BAYERN | October 15, 2019

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After deploying more than 50 honeypots worldwide, Kaspersky detected 105 million attacks on Internet of Things (IoT) devices from 276,000 unique IP addresses, within only the first six months of 2019. The number of attacks in 2019 is nine times greater than the number found in the first half of 2018, which totaled 12 million attacks. Kasperky's IoT: A Malware Story report, released on Tuesday, used honeypot data to determine the number of cyberattacks conducted in the time frame, which type of attacks were used, and where these attacks took place. As organizations purchase more connected smart devices, attackers find more threat vectors to target, the report said.

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