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LizardStresser IoT botnet launches 400Gbps DDoS attack

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 1, 2016 in Industry News

By targeting internet of things (IoT) devices using default passwords, the botnet has grown large enough to launch a 400 gigabits per second(Gbps) attack without any form of amplification.

The attackers simply used the cumulative bandwidth available to the IoT devices they have infected with the LizardStresser malware.

The malware was created by the Lizard Squad DDoS group, which published its source code in early 2015, enabling other aspiring DDoS attackers to build their own botnets.

 

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