BotThings: Modelling the potential impact of IoT boosted botnet attacks


The Mirai botnet, 21 Oct 2016, was a wakeup call to the security communities. The continued threat of such botnets where Internet of Things (IoT) devices are maliciously controlled by a third party is only increasing. This project will observe current IoT botnets in order to simulate potential future botnet threats and study the vulnerabilities recently identified in IoT devices. Through this a UK-wide strategy to counteract the threat from IoT botnets will be produced.