Silex malware is bricking IoT devices
6 months, 3 weeks ago by kyle | 4 facts | 1 comments | 15 votes

  • "It's using known default credentials for IoT devices to log in and kill the system," Cashdollar told ZDNet in an email today. -
  • According to Anubhav, responsible for this destructive malware is a 14-year-old teenager going online by the pseudonym of Light Leafon. -
  • Light said the project started as a joke but has now developed into a full-time project, and has abandoned the old HITO botnet for Silex. -
  • The BrickerBot author, known under the pseudonym of the Janit0r, claimed he permanently or temporarily destroyed over ten million IoT devices. -

kyle - 6 months, 3 weeks ago
If I were this kid, I'd be much more careful bragging to people about my criminal exploits.

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