New, fast-spreading IoT botnet hybridizes two less-effective strains to achieve quick dominance


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/11/02/new-fast-spreading-iot-botnet.html


#2

lets put everything on the internet because what could possibly go wrong…


#3

I read the word “hybridizes” and envisioned self-evolving neural networks along the lines of Tierra fighting for dominance, which would be a pretty neat consequence of this whole IoT thing.

But no, it’s just boring old human innovation bumping along, isn’t it.


#4

5.5 million devices connected per day… (According to Gartner, anyway.)


#5

I assume the worm fixes the vulnerability once it takes over a host? Are there any vaccine worms in the wild that go around fixing the vulnerability and then just sits dormant ?


#6

No current ones that I know of, but…


#7

yup, the Welchia worm is where I got the idea


#8

This topic was automatically closed after 5 days. New replies are no longer allowed.