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. https://www.bitdefender.com/box/blog/iot-news/iot-devices-growing-part-global-ddos-weapon-arsenals/
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IOT DEVICES A GROWING PART OF GLOBAL DDOS WEAPON ARSENALS
Machine-to-machine communications are increasingly exploited in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The use of IoT devices in synchronized attacks is growing globally, with China listed as the top host country for DDoS weapons, followed at distance by the United States. The most common protocols hackers use to create botnets for DDoS attacks are Network Time Protocol (NTP), Domain Name System (DNS), and Simple Services Discovery Protocol (SSDP). However, new research points to a fast-emerging weapon in botnet arsenals: Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP). CoAP is a service layer protocol used by resource-constrained Internet-connected devices. It’s designed to easily translate to HTTP for simplified integration with the web, but it also meets specialized requirements like multicast support, low overhead and simplicity – all crucial for the proper functioning of Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices. READ MORE