What the cyber security experts discovered after taking a sneak peek into the flourishing knowledge-sharing networks is spine-chilling. Hackers operating underground are seen arming themselves for an attack on Internet of Things (IoT) devices as they see a proliferation of connected gadgets, both at homes and in the organisations in the near future.
In particular, the cyber underground, comprising people of all nationalities, is abuzz with discussion on skill-sets that are required to break into the IoT networks.
“Criminal online communities seem to be very interested in learning how to compromise all kinds of IoT devices. There are many tutorials and research being compiled on hacking techniques and vulnerability exploitation,” experts at the cyber security solutions firm Trend Micro said.
In a report on ‘Uncovering IoT Threats in the Cybercrime Underground’, the firm gives a graphic account of how hackers and ‘hacktivists’ work in sharing and selling skills and kits.