KmsdBot Malware Now Targets IoT Devices with Enhanced Capabilities

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An updated version of a botnet malware called KmsdBot is now targeting Internet of Things (IoT) devices, simultaneously branching out its capabilities and the attack surface.

"The binary now includes support for Telnet scanning and support for more CPU architectures," Akamai security researcher Larry W. Cashdollar said in an analysis published this month.
"The ongoing activities of the KmsdBot malware campaign indicate that IoT devices remain prevalent and vulnerable on the internet, making them attractive targets for building a network of infected systems," Cashdollar said.

"From a technical perspective, the addition of telnet scanning capabilities suggests an expansion in the botnet's attack surface, enabling it to target a wider range of devices. Moreover, as the malware evolves and adds support for more CPU architectures, it poses an ongoing threat to the security of internet-connected devices."
 

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I have a lab with IP Cams and other smart home devices. I would like to run this and analyze the network traffic to see what's going on. Nice post!
 
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