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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2239 BrickerBot author claims he bricked two million devices
ust like Wifatch and Hajime, the BrickerBot malware is the work of a vigilante grey-hat, who goes online by the name of Janit0r, a nickname he chose on the Hack Forums discussion boards.

If you're unfamiliar, BrickerBot is a new malware family that was first identified at the start of the month by Radware researchers. The malware made headlines because it was the first threat of its kind that intentionally bricked IoT and networking devices, by rewriting the flash storage space of affected devices with random data.

Such actions rendered troves of devices useless, many needing a firmware reinstall, but as many needing to be replaced altogether.
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#2239 BrickerBot author claims he bricked two million devices
#2238 Beware! Dozens of Linksys WiFi router models vulnerable to multiple flaws
#2237 Location tracking Android spyware found in Google Play store
#2236 Windows bug used to spread Stuxnet remains world’s most exploited
#2235 Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard
#2234 Researchers find commercial banking apps contain swarms of open-source bugs
#2233 Report: Cybercriminals prefer Skype, Jabber and ICQ
#2232 New open source RAT uses Telegram protocol to steal data from victims
#2231 Microsoft turns 2FA into one-factor by ditching password
#2230 Hajime worm battles Mirai for control of the IoT
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