BrickerBot – New Threat

Cybersecurity firm Radware has discovered a new Permanent Denial-of-Service (PDos) botnet, designed to render the victim’s hardware useless. Also known as “phlashing,” a PDoS attack can damage a system so badly that it requires replacement or reinstallation of hardware, the company said.

Radware recommended taking the following precautions on its website:

  • Change the device’s factory default credentials
  • Disable Telnet access to the device
  • Use network behavioral analysis to detect anomalies in traffic and combine with automatic signature generation for protection
  • Your intrusion protection systems should block Telnet default credentials or reset telnet connections. Use a signature to detect the provided command sequences

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Publication: 2017 04 11    |     Back to news
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