Avast’s threat labs team have uncovered “the most sophisticated botnet that they have ever seen”, and it is targeting IoT devices.
The new IoT malware strain/botnet labelled ‘Torii’ has spread over poorly secured Telnet services, with the attack coming from Tor exit nodes. The malware captures data from IoT devices and gives attackers remote code execution – allowing them to hijack infected devices, and run any command they choose.
By Sean Newman
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