Security firm Radware has sportted a new kind of attack which is targeting the unsecured Internet of Things devices and is scrambling their code thus rendering them useless.The BrickerBot malware was first found last month after it has started hitting its own honeypots and logging hundreds of infection attempts in just a few days. Whenever the malware connects to a device with their default usernames and passwords, which are very easily found on the internet. This malware corrupts the storage of device and leads to a state of permanent denial-of-service (PDoS) attack. This is usually known as “bricking.”
To put it in other words, this attack “damages a system so bad that it requires a replacement or a reinstallation of the hardware,” said Radware.