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Problems Reappear for IoT Device Owners with Discovery of New DDoS Trojan
30 October 2016, 10:55 pm

A new malware family written by what appears to be an experienced coder is aiming for Linux-based IoT devices, with the main purpose of adding those devices to a botnet and carrying out DDoS attacks.

Discovered by security researcher MalwareMustDie, this new malware family is named Linux/IRCTelnet and is written in C++.

The researcher says the malware works by infecting Linux-based devices that expose Telnet ports to the Internet and use weak passwords.

IRCTelnet borrows from other IoT malware

IRCTelnet brute-forces a device's Telnet ports, infects the equipment's OS, and adds it to a botnet that's controlled through IRC. This means that every infected bot connects to an IRC channel, and reads commands posted in the main chatroom.

The concept is not new by any stretch of the imagination, with many IoT, Linux, and Windows malware operating in the same ... (read more)

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