Rash of in-the-wild attacks permanently destroys poorly secured IoT devices


Enlarge (credit: Guinnog ) Researchers have uncovered a rash of ongoing attacks designed to damage routers and other Internet-connected appliances so badly that they become effectively inoperable. PDoS attack bots (short for “permanent denial-of-service”) scan the Internet for Linux-based routers, bridges, or similar Internet-connected devices that require only factory-default passwords to grant remote administrator access.

Source: Rash of in-the-wild attacks permanently destroys poorly secured IoT devices