IoT Botnets Set to Cause DDoS Havoc this December

Akamai claimed it mitigated 4,556 DDoS attacks in Q3.

By Phil Muncaster

Internet of Things-powered botnets are set to cause havoc this Christmas season as attackers ramp up their activities even further after a busy third quarter, according to Akamai.

The DDoS mitigation firm claimed in its State of the Internet / Security report that attacks increased 71% over Q3 2015, while those greater than 100Gbps increased 138% from the same period last year.

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