Lizard Squad: The Black Hat Hacking Group Hacked Thousands of Cameras to attack Websites
July 5, 2016
Shah Sheikh (1294 articles)

Lizard Squad: The Black Hat Hacking Group Hacked Thousands of Cameras to attack Websites

I don’t know how to be more secure to overcome DDoS attacks. It seems that I can secure myself more rather than securing my online accounts or so called websites. I was inspired by a word, “Don’t be wise in words, and be wise in deeds.”

In the same way “Lizard Squad” follows the quote in an infamous way that hacked more than thousands of Closed Circuit Cameras. Lizard Squad plans to massive DDoS attack. The hackers will attack CCTV cameras into DDoS botnets which conduct attacks on banks, gaming firms, government agencies.

The black hat hacking group “Lizard Squad” created “LizardStresses” is a botnet which has found a favoured place among hackers. The cybercrime rapidly increasing for those who are using botnet and targeted to hijack IoT (Internet of Things) devices to launch DDoS attacks on Banks, Game and Government Websites.

The United States security network firm Arbour Network is tracing the activities of LizardStressers, as the botnet source code was released in public on 2015. As the owners failed to change the default passwords of IoT devices, so the users are hijacking them easily.

Arbour Network’s Mathew Bing said in a company blog post: “Utilising the cumulative bandwidth available to these IoT devices, one group of threat actors has been able to launch attacks as large as 400Gbps targeting gaming sites world-wide, Brazilian financial institutions, ISPs and government institutions.”

The LizardStressers who is using thousands of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices located in Brazil and Vietnam are group of English speaking hackers have launched a massive DDoS attack.

Arbor Network observed two disturbing trends after the release of LizardStresser in 2015 publicly. The number is uniquely increasing C2C (command and control) sites throughout 2016. And set of threats focussed on IoT devices using default passwords that are shared among entire devices.

Source | TechFactsLive