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Friday, June 23, 2017

New malware targets IoT routers

Security analysts are warning early Internet of Things (IoT) adopters to enhance the security of Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) routers and hubs in their connected homes due to recently detected malware attacks. The malware, known as Pinkslipbot, is a variation of a known malware scheme designed to attack firewalls, lock out system users and disrupt enterprise directories, analysts stated.

Don Duncan, Sales Engineer - Eastern at NuData Security, said the malware is a derivative of QakBot, a form of malicious code that has been actively infecting networks for more than 10 years.

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