There’s a new malware which is destroying IoT devices.
A security researcher at cybersecurity company Radware, has discovered a new malware. This malware, dubbed Brickerbot, is not your typical malware. It’s not trying to steal your information, or take control of your device, no, it just wants to break it.
The malware works much like the Mirai botnet that took down much of the internet last year. It searches the internet for vulnerable devices IoT devices running embedded versions of Linux. Once found, it carries out a “permanent denial of service” attack. This bricks the device altogether. …
Luckily, someone is working to change this. It was just earlier this month that John Chen wrote, “‘Is a securely connected world really possible?’. Yes it is and, not only is it possible, it is a category that BlackBerry is bringing definition to and providing leadership in. We recognize that security is a cat and mouse game, requiring constant investment and innovation and that is what we do, day in, day out. “