IoT, a Cybercriminal's Paradise

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Monday, January 30, 2017 - 2:00pm2:30pm

Attila Marosi, Sophos


Over 90% of the unprotected devices were found to be infected with at least one Malware threat or exhibiting the signs of an attack. In this talk, we'll reveal the results of the research, exposing the number of vulnerable devices and the gigabytes of storage that are now freely available to attackers. We’ll also share the technical results of the malware analysis. In summary, this talk will provide an insight into how the very old Internet protocols are being exploited on modern internet connected "things," explain the risks it creates to home and corporate users, and suggest recommendations on how businesses and users should be protecting themselves better against these unsophisticated but dangerous and highly successful attack scenarios.

Attila Marosi, Senior Threat Researcher, Sophos

Attila Marosi has always worked in the information security field ever since he started in IT. As a lieutenant of active duty he worked for almost a decade on special information security tasks occurring within the Special Service for National Security. Later he was transferred to the newly established GovCERT-Hungary, which is an additional national level in the internationally known system of CERT offices. Now he works for the SophosLabs as a Senior Threat Researcher in the Emerging Threats Team to provide novel solutions for the newest threats.

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@conference {201688,
author = {Attila Marosi},
title = {{IoT}, a Cybercriminal{\textquoteright}s Paradise},
year = {2017},
address = {Oakland, CA},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jan

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