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5 Things Solution Providers Need To Know About Brickerbot, The Newest IoT Malware

Security firm Radware discovers new malware infecting IoT devices. Here's everything solution providers need to know.

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Brickerbot Shuts Down Vulnerable IoT Devices

The lack of security in various Internet of Things devices has been a major concern for the IT industry over the past year – and a new threat targeting vulnerable IoT devices is accelerating those fears.

IT security firm Radware recently revealed a new Internet of Things malware, called Brickerbot, which disables vulnerable IoT devices so they are left completely inoperable. This type of attack, which Radware described as a "permanent distributed denial of service," can destroy the firmware or basic functions of IoT device systems.

Here's everything solution providers need to know about Brickerbot.

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