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Data-Wiping Malware Takes Aim at IoT Devices

23rd May 2017  By Tara Seals

 

New breeds of malware specializing in wiping data are targeting internet of things (IoT) devices in homes and businesses.

 

According to Comodo Labs, hackers are seen to be adding data-wiping routines to some of the malware that are designed to infect IoT and embedded devices, including Amnesia and BrickerBot.

 

The aptly named Amnesia malware is a variation of Tsunami, an older IoT botnet client. Amnesia infects digital video recorders, exploiting a year-old vulnerability.

 

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