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Answer #13 — CompTIA Security+ Guidance

Answer #13

Question: News reports tell of major DDoS against a famous company. You receive a letter from your ISP saying that your home is sending malicious Linux-sourced traffic. But you don't own a Linux computer, in fact you don't own any computer. Your home electronics are limited to a smart TV with a Blu-ray player and a DVR or Digital Video Recorder. What has happened?

A: Nothing, your ISP is wrong
D: Trojan

Blu-ray players and many smart TVs and DVRs contain small single-board Linux systems, running a very old version of the operating system with no way to patch it. At least one of them is part of a botnet like Mirai.