Aposemat Project

Malware on IoT


A project to analyze and gather malware attacks on IoT devices

Aposemat is a joint project with Avast Software to create, publish and analyze malware attacks on IoT devices. The project started on February 2018.

The goals of the project are to:

  • Create a laboratory of IoT devices ready to be infected and attacked

  • Obtain and use real IoT malware to infect the devices and store the datasets. Each dataset is at least one week long.

  • To analyze the behaviors in the network in order to find new attacks, new variants of malware and better understand how the malware evolves.

  • Help the community be more prepare to protect themselves from IoT malware.

  • To install and maintain a network of Honeypots of real IoT devices to better study the impact of attacks on real life situations. The list of devices used as honeypots includes Raspberry Pies, NAS storages, different routers, IP cameras, computers for controlling robots, Alexa Echo devices, Philips Hue lamps, etc.

Since 2018 we have generated more than 600 IoT malware captures and Honeypot captures, we have analyzed dozens of IoT malware families and we have worked on the development of detection algorithms.

Aposemat Research Lines

Our Aposemat Team

Publications of the Aposemat Project