New IoT Botnet Rises Feeding on Vulnerable Security Cameras
A new botnet is slowly building critical mass on the back of unsecured webcams and IP cameras, currently mass-scanning the Internet for vulnerable devices.
The mass scans started on April 16, about a month after security researcher Pierre Kim disclosed a vulnerability affecting over 1,250 camera models.
The flaws he discovered allowed an attacker to take over the affected products. Kim made his discovery public, as the company from where the vulnerability originated didn’t bother responding to his emails, let alone issue a fix.
At the time, Kim said that a simple Shodan scan revealed nearly 200,000 webcams easily accessible online, and ready for the taking.