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New Malware Intentionally Bricks IoT Devices

A new malware strain called BrickerBot is bricking Internet of Things (IoT) devices around the world by corrupting their storage capability and reconfiguring kernel parameters. Detected via honeypot servers maintained by cyber-security firm Radware, the first attacks started on March 20 and continued ever since, targeting only Linux BusyBox-based IoT devices. Right from the get-go, two different versions of BrickerBot were detected: BrickerBot.1 and BrickerBot.2.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer

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