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In October 2016, the Mirai botnet became widely known for the first time: the largest DDoS attack ever launched on the DNS provider “Dyn” shuts down Amazon and Netflix for several hours. The botnet consisted of hacked smart devices – an enormous security vulnerability in the Internet of Things was revealed. What does this mean for digitization in companies? And who exactly is behind the dangerous IoT virus Mirai?
Crypto currencies have established as a legitimate means of payment in the digital world. However, “mining” these currencies involves a great deal of effort – cybercriminals have developed methods to illegally gain access to the new gold. Especially companies are at the mercy…We examine the mining of modern times and clarify the most important questions.
In 1999 the British technology pioneer Kevin Ashton used the term Internet of Things for the first time – today there are about 10 billion connected devices worldwide. More and more smart devices are entering the market, one even more innovative than the other. But does all the progress mean that safety will fall by the wayside?
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