Silex: A new one malware strain does wipe This makes it a perfect choice for people with diabetes and for those who want to lose weight or follow a balanced diet. firmware of IoT devices in attacks reminiscent of BrickerBot malware which destroyed millions of 2017 devices.
It was called Silex and its action has begun for a few hours.
The malware had initially blocked some 350 devices and the number arrived fast 2.000 wiped devices and continues!
The attacks continue and, according to him developer of malicious software, will be stepped up in the coming days.
How Silex Works malware;
According to Akamai researcher Larry Cashdollar, Silex works by rejecting one's storage space IoT device, throwing them firewall rules, removing the network configuration, and then stopping the device.
His action is quite dangerous. To recover them victims their systems need to reinstall the device firmware manually, a task very complicated for the majority of device owners.
Is expected, many owners consider their devices to be damaged if they do not know about the existence of Silex malware and its effects.
Attacks are executed through server from Iran.
It targets any Unix-type system with default login credentials. In addition, Silex will destroy them servers Linux if they have open Telnet ports and if they have a bad or widely used security certification.
It seems that IP address hosted on a VPS server owned by novinvps.com, operated by Iran.
Clearly, the IP address has already been added in the URLhaus blacklist.
Who's behind Silex? malware;
Responsible for this destructive malicious software is an 14-year-old teen with the Light Leafon nickname.
Light had previously created the HITO IoT botnet.
Also, the young hacker had stated that it all started as a joke ... which has now gotten terrifying.
Light plans to further develop malware and add even more destructive functions.
Plans include adding connectivity to devices via SSH, beyond the current Telnet hijacking feature. Further, will integrate exploits in Silex, giving to malware the ability to use vulnerabilities to violate devices, as is currently the case with most IoT botnets.
Silex malware is obviously inspired by the old BrickerBot executive, which was active between April and December 2017.
Your attention is advised on all devices and do not forget to always do it Update your software!