Nokia’s Threat Intelligence Report warns on evolving threat of malicious software targeting IoT devices

Yesterday, Nokia released its threat intelligence report, which contained some interesting findings about Internet of Things (IoT) devices being recruited into Botnets. The report states that IoT botnet activity represented 78% of malware detection events in communication service provider (CSP) networks in 2018, more than double the rate seen in 2016, when IoT bot activity was first seen in meaningful numbers. In addition, IoT bots now make up 16% of infected devices in CSP networks, up significantly from 3.5% a year ago.