In 2016 we saw a limited number of IoT-related botnet attacks; but those that did carry out their plans were large enough to make everyone sit back for a moment and contemplate the impact millions of connected devices could have on the internet as a whole.
DDoS hits scale
First there was the attack on the site of IT security journalist, Brian Krebs. In a simple, yet ingenious move, the attacker mobilized hundreds of connected devices, mostly security cameras, and used each one to make a request on www.krebsonsecurity.com. Kreb’s security partner, Akamai estimates that during