The latest data from BullGuard suggests the recent Mirai-based DDoS attack could be just the tip of the iceberg.
Roughly four billion connected devices in the world would equate to almost 185 million vulnerable devices today. What’s more, experts predict around 50 billion connected devices by 2020.
“Even though the Internet of Things is in its relative infancy, this attack shows how just a small proportion of vulnerable devices can cause real concern,” said Paul Lipman, CEO at consumer security company, BullGuard. “We’re fortunate that this incident was relatively benign, but it is a timely reminder that security cannot be an afterthought in this emerging market. We would urge people to be vigilant and take the necessary steps to ensure that basic security measures are in place,” Lipman concluded.