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Akamai SotI shows Mirai dips and Spike resurges, potential hope for IoT

CDN provider Akamai has published its latest State of the Internet report, which outlines the scale of hostile web traffic the company observed in the past quarter. The update’s findings saw the edge get taken off Mirai, a looming specter in IoT security, but Akamai warns that just because Mirai’s scale dipped, the war with the IoT botnet is far from over. We last looked at Akamai’s quarterly report back in November, at a time when it looked like Mirai would prove the scourge of the internet. However, this new report paints a more optimistic view of Mirai and IoT botnets, with Akamai recording a big drop off in the scope of Mirai attacks. The company does warn that other…

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