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The proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) is giving hackers fresh ammunition.

June 25, 2018 / Michael Schachter

As IoT devices continue to prioritize convenience over security, cybercriminals are easily gaining control of these devices and using them to build botnets to launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Kaspersky Lab’s Q1 2018 DDoS Intelligence Report revealed the number of attacks rose significantly, as did the number of long-duration attacks. Michael Schachter, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Allot Communications As the IoT industry grows, DDoS attacks will similarly rise in scale, severity, and frequency. The most sustained DDoS attack lasted 297 hours more than 12 days making it one of the longest in recent years. Communication service providers (CSPs) are often caught in the crosshairs, but this also places them in a unique position to mitigate attacks at the network level.