OVH has been from 18 to 23 September a DDos attack unprecedented arising a botnet made up of nearly 150,000 connected cameras. An attack that challenges the safety of connected objects.


A botnet of thousands of connected cameras was used to attack the French host OVH

Hackers launched an attack DDoS, denial of service on the very popular French OVH site. These funds have used a botnet of nearly 150,000 cameras connected to arrive at their ends, which shows that the safety of connected objects is not yet assured. OVH is used to this kind of attack but could, according to various sources, was surprised at the extent of the attack, which occurred between 18 and 23 September.

Octave Klaba, founder and director of OVH indicates that the DDoS attack was particularly virulent and had a rate greater than the terabit per second. According to the CEO of OVH, this attack was carried out using a botnet consisting of 145,607 connected cameras, a record according to some security experts. The attack suffered by the OVH hosting platform shows the low security of connected objects, specialists often speak. Last June, the Sucuri company had detected a botnet consisting of 25 000 connected cameras, based in Taiwan, Indonesia and across the Atlantic.

Recall that the Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding and the number of “large-scale attacks is to be feared. Given the DDos attack that OVH has been victim, security experts fear the next actions to be implemented by hackers. These indicate that there is a safe bet that the DDoS attacks are becoming increasingly virulent and violent in the future. Octave Kmaba explains that each security camera connected responsible for the DDoS attack can send between 1 and 30 MB per second data to the target server, which mounts the total traffic generated 1.5 terabit which can “jump “servers.

The digital world is exploding thanks to the Internet of Things. According to an IDC report, it appears that the volume of global data representing 44,000 billion GB in 2020 is ten times more than in 2013, when the market for connected objects was created. IDC indicates that there will be 212 billion objects connected in the digital world in 2020. The Internet of Things will operate 35% of the digital universe data.