Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
New Malware Deliberately Destroys Unsecured IoT Devices
Threaded  |  Newest First  |  Oldest First
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
4/7/2017 | 2:31:11 PM
Push in the right direction
Hopefully this will push vendors in the right direction to not supply their devices with default credentials.
JesseP882
50%
50%
JesseP882,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/8/2017 | 7:34:58 PM
You cant fix stupid
Look, I understand the perspective that as people in IT Security we should make it our buisness to fix everyones issue. But you can't fix stupid nor can you protect everyone from themselves. Sorry Victor Gevers. But even in law enforcement, you can put as many fixes (checkstops) in place as possible, work to get laws setup and rules. But when someone decides to get drunk then drive behind the wheel, even police cannot stop every idiot drunk from killing innocents.

This malware, while appearing to be malicious in nature, is truly epic. No one is hurt, besides the victims pockbook/wallet, and nothing is gained from the attack. And the only true lesson learned here is this: Change the default password.

 

Awesome! And if buddy goes, gets new hardware and then refuses to change the password which again results in another infection and bricking of hardware again.... Sucks to be him.

What can we do? We cannot protect against stupid. Only educate and inform. We could be dictators. But then we would be no better than Microsoft was back in the day or Apple when the systems were locked down to prevent mods. So important lessons need to be learned. Always change the default password. Failure to do so will result in your own monetary loss due to your own idiocy.


Commentary
Ransomware Is Not the Problem
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer,  6/9/2021
Edge-DRsplash-11-edge-ask-the-experts
How Can I Test the Security of My Home-Office Employees' Routers?
John Bock, Senior Research Scientist,  6/7/2021
News
New Ransomware Group Claiming Connection to REvil Gang Surfaces
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  6/10/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
The State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
In this report learn how enterprises are building their incident response teams and processes, how they research potential compromises, how they respond to new breaches, and what tools and processes they use to remediate problems and improve their cyber defenses for the future.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-22168
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-22
PHPGurukul Hospital Management System in PHP v4.0 has a SQL injection vulnerability in \hms\change-emaild.php. Remote unauthenticated users can exploit the vulnerability to obtain database sensitive information.
CVE-2020-22169
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-22
PHPGurukul Hospital Management System in PHP v4.0 has a SQL injection vulnerability in \hms\appointment-history.php. Remote unauthenticated users can exploit the vulnerability to obtain database sensitive information.
CVE-2020-22170
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-22
PHPGurukul Hospital Management System in PHP v4.0 has a SQL injection vulnerability in \hms\get_doctor.php. Remote unauthenticated users can exploit the vulnerability to obtain database sensitive information.
CVE-2020-22171
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-22
PHPGurukul Hospital Management System in PHP v4.0 has a SQL injection vulnerability in \hms\registration.php. Remote unauthenticated users can exploit the vulnerability to obtain database sensitive information.
CVE-2020-22172
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-22
PHPGurukul Hospital Management System in PHP v4.0 has a SQL injection vulnerability in \hms\get_doctor.php. Remote unauthenticated users can exploit the vulnerability to obtain database sensitive information.