Enterprises may not notice a huge impact on their network’s bandwidth, but other repercussions may loom in the background.
The WireX Android botnet last month snagged tens of thousands of mobile users, in order to wage DDoS attacks against organizations in multiple industries.
While it’s clearly taxing to be on the receiving side of a DDoS attack, enterprises that find their mobile devices commandeered as bots also have reason for concern.
“Enterprises may notice their upstream traffic flow will be slightly constrained, but the impact will be negligible,” says Robbie Forkish, Appthority CTO. However, Forkish and other security experts note it’s still worth a company’s time and effort to prevent their mobile devices from becoming bots.
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