DDoS attacks will become a top priority in 2017

The Mirai botnet, which was responsible for a string of attacks in recent months including the DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn in October, will continue to evolve as hackers take advantage of the billions of poorly-secured, Internet-connected devices currently in use worldwide. In terms of its size, the Mirai botnet is currently believed to have a population of around 300,000 Internet-connected devices, but its population could increase significantly if hackers amend the source code to include root credentials for other types of vulnerable devices.

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