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F-Secure, SonicWall, spot lurking IoT security threats

It will come as no surprise that IoT security is still a shambles, but F-Secure has reason to believe that this year could be a turning point. Elsewhere, SonicWall has spotted a 217.5% increase in IoT attack volume, with the two bits of news suggesting that something has to give – and give fast. SonicWall found that through 2018, there were 32.7mn IoT attacks detected by its systems. This was up from 10.3mn in 2017, and is attributed to IoT manufacturers not implementing proper security controls. Some 46% of global botnets originate in the US, says SonicWall, with second-place China on just 13%. However, because of the global reach of these botnets, this is a global problem and not just…

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