Honeypot experiment reveals what hackers want from IoT devices


The honeypot ecosystem created by researchers consisted of three components: server farms, a vetting system, and data capture and analysis infrastructure. Cowrie, Dionaea, KFSensor, and HoneyCamera, which are offtheshelf IoT honeypot emulators, are installed to create a diverse ecosystem.

The experiment generated data from 22.6 million hits, the vast majority of which targeted the HoneyShell honeypot. The various actors used similar attack patterns, most likely because their goals and means of achieving them were similar.

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