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Hackers are using botnets to take the hard work out of breaking into networks
Why hack a network when you can get a botnet to do it for you? It turns out that botnets might be an easier way to break into a network, not least by taking the grunt work out of it. It's not a new concept -- we've seen it before with bots running through lists of default usernames and passwords to hijack Internet of Things devices.
It's not unheard of to see botnets conducting device exploitation using public and known vulnerabilities to silently break into devices to take them over, and steal data or conduct attacks.
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