The Mirai botnet scanned the Internet for IoT devices that exposed telnet and used default passwords, in order to add those devices to a bot army. However, a new attack is taking a few pages from Mirai, but with a destructive twist. Brickerbot also looks for IoT devices exposing telnet, but when it find them, it tries to render them inoperable. Watch today’s video to learn more about this interesting IoT attack twist, and what you can easily do to protect yourself.
Episode Runtime: 2:58
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSZutgRoOEc
- Radware’s research blog post on Brickerbots – Radware
- Attack campaign out to destroy IoT devices – Ars Technica