One fresh malicious program is contaminating unprotected Internet of Things (IoT) appliances while permanently damages them rather than include them into different DDoS (distributed denial of service) botnets.
Radware a security vendor spotted the malicious program called BrickerBot, which has dual variants, and starting March 20 is trying carrying out PDoS (permanent denial of service) assaults or phlashing on IoT appliances.
Radware used its honeypot servers to detect the assaults as they targeted solely those IoT devices which were Linux BusyBox-created. From the time BrickerBot started its attacks, the malware was in dual versions identified as BrickerBot.1 and BrickerBot.2.
Source: The New BrickerBot Internet of Things Malware | SPAMfighter