Brickerbot is a vigilante worm that destroys insecure IoT devices

A hacker called The Janitor has created multiple versions of a program called Brickerbot, a system that searches out and bricks insecure IoT devices. A researcher named Pascal Geenens has followed the worm for a few weeks and has seen it pop up and essentially destroy infected webcams and other IoT devices. Devices all use a Linux package called Busybox and had exposed telnet-based interfaces… Read More


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