How zombie cameras took down Netflix… and an entire country’s internet (ZDNet)

With control of the IoT botnet swinging back and forth between hackers, a group of white hats tried to secure unprotected devices with “good malware.” Released in November 2014, Linux.Wifatch infects IoT devices, scans for and deletes malware, and then closes up Telnet access to block future attackers.

Interestingly enough, the hackers hid a special message inside their code: “To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: Please consider whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden’s example.”

Source: SANS ISC SecNewsFeed @ March 1, 2017 at 10:30AM