The FBI posted a public service announcement warning of the dangers of unprotected IoT devices.
The risks posed by insecure consumer IoT devices have long been known — ever since the Mirai botnet DDoS-ed a string of big-name sites back in 2016. But with an estimated 20.4 billion connected ‘things’ in operation by 2020, the threat continues to rise.
Everything from routers and NAS devices to DVRs, Raspberry Pis, and even smart garage door openers could be at risk.
Cyber actors use the compromised device’s IP address to engage in intrusion activities, making it difficult to filter regular traffic from malicious traffic,” the notice continued.