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New IoT Malware Spreading Worldwide Infecting Vulnerable Cameras
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 12:25:28 PM »
New IoT Malware Spreading Worldwide Infecting Vulnerable Cameras
11 May 2017, 10:23 am

A brand new IoT malware was discovered spreading like wildfire, infecting over 100,000 Internet-connected cameras already. 

Called Persirai, the new malware has been working on infecting Chinese-made wireless cameras since April, cyber security company Trend Micro said. The malware managed to infect so many devices by exploiting flaws in the cameras reported back in March. 

Then, Pierre Kim, a security researcher, discovered that numerous wireless cameras were affected by a vulnerability that allowed attackers to remotely execute code, making for a highly effective hijack. According to his claim, at least 1,250 camera models produced by a Chinese manufacturer carry the bug, which means there are plenty more cameras that could get hacked. 

Over the past month, Trend Micro says it noticed a new malware spreading by exploiting those ver... (read more)

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