Like the Fast and Furious movies, IoT botnets and cyber attacks just keep coming. The most recent attack, the Silex botnet, is particularly nasty. It doesn’t use devices to create DDoS attacks or attempt to steal personal data. As ZDNet explained in its June article about the attack, the new malware simply deletes the software from the device rendering it useless, or 'bricking' the device.
By Alan Grau, VP of IoT, Embedded Systems, Sectigo