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IoT and DDoS attacks dominate cybersecurity space

February 27, 2019 / ITProPortal

IoT devices are being attacked with greater regularity than ever before, new research has suggested. According to a new report by NETSCOUT, smart products often come under attack within five minutes of being plugged in, and are targeted by specific exploits within a day. The Threat Landscape Report says IoT device security is ‘minimal to non-existent’ on many devices. That makes the IoT sector among the most vulnerable ones, especially knowing that medical equipment and connected cars fall under the IoT category. DDoS, in general, is still on the rise, the report adds. The number of such attacks grew by a quarter last year. Attacks in the 100-400 Gbps range ‘exploded’, it says, concluding a ‘continued interest’ hackers have in this attack vector.