With IoT botnets added to their roadmap, the hackers are now looking to supercharge it by exploiting Linux. Many IoT devices use inexpensive embedded Linux systems, which are notorious for having insecure defaults. By creating just a little malware code, these hackers think they can double their botnet power.

Linux malware represented 36 percent of the top malware from Q1 2017, and the WatchGuard Threat Lab expects this number to double in 2018! These two attackers might be creating a botnet capable of taking down any website, but those protecting themselves with unified threat management (UTM) solutions are best positioned to weather the storm.

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