'A newly discovered botnet that preys on home routers, video
recorders, and other network-connected devices is one of the most
advanced Internet-of-things platforms ever seen, researchers said on
Wednesday. Its list of advanced features includes the ability to
disguise malicious traffic as benign, maintain persistence, and infect
devices that run on at least 12 different CPUs.
Researchers from antivirus provider Bitdefender described the
so-called dark_nexus as a “new IoT botnet packing new features and
capabilities that put to shame most IoT botnets and malware that we’ve
seen.” In the three months that Bitdefender has tracked it, dark_nexus
has undergone 30 version updates, as its developer has steadily added
more features and capabilities.'
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Waikato, NZ
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