Last week, Noah posted about an here about a DDoS attack that was triggered by a botnet that compromised enough Internet of Things devices to generate 600 Gigabits per second of bogus internet traffic.
Fast forward one week and the code for this DDoS is now publicly available, has a catchy name (Mirai), and has compromised devices in as many as 177 countries. It is very simple code that targets insecure routers and devices with simple default passwords.
I was at a Cybersecurity panel discussion last week and one of the presenters said that he discovered that one of his zwave devices was recently compromised and was hogging all of the bandwidth on his network. It made me think of this story and start to wonder about my own network. So far things seem normal on my network, but has anyone else experienced any of the Mirai symptoms?