Today is the world of the internet. The people are connected to each other by different devices over the internet. Although the internet creates the convenience for the users, but there is a chance to the insecurity of the data stored on the devices. Where the billions of devices are connected to the internet, there is always a chance to get malware or another virus.
According to the digital trends report, there is Internet of Things (IoT) malware named as Hajime is attacking the smart devices connected to the internet and almost 300,000 devices.
According to the report, the recent publication of the Kaspersky Lab published a research on the Hajime malware.The Malware attacks on the DVRs, webcams and routers that connect to the internet devices.
The Hajime works on the simple by brute-force attacking the password of the devices and badly crack the devices and then hide from the device. As the Hajime hides, that’s why the users cannot recognize it and start using the devices routine wise.
Moreover, from the research, the users can save their devices from the Hajime malware by changing the passwords frequently and make the password so difficult that cannot be easily accessed. However, the users must update the firmware after sometimes. Iran, Vietnam and Brazil are the major countries where the ratio of malware is high.
“The most intriguing thing about Hajime is its purpose,” said Konstantin Zykov, senior security researcher at Kaspersky Lab. “While the botnet is getting bigger and bigger, its objective remains unknown. We have not seen its traces in any type of attack or additional malicious activity.”
The Hajime is the first attack was appeared in 2015 and now the malware is spreading over the devices through many ways. General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, the U.S. Postal Service, the United States Department of Defense are some of the few whose devices that are saved from the Malware attack. If you have found the malware attack over your device, you can share your experience with us by leaving the comments in the comments section given below!