HNS Evolves From IoT to Cross-Platform Botnet

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  1. silversurfer

    silversurfer Malware Tester Silver Member

    A botnet discovered at the start of the year and named Hide 'N Seek (HNS) has expanded from infecting Internet of Things (IoT) devices and is now also targeting cross-platform database solutions as well.

    This is an important development in the botnet's evolution, which also passed a significant milestone in May when it became the first IoT malware that was capable of surviving device reboots.

    Now, the Netlab research team at Qihoo 360 says that HNS has expanded beyond the scope of routers and DVRs and is now also targeting database applications running on server operating systems.

    According to Netlab researchers, the botnet is now capable of infecting the following types of devices, with the following types of exploits:
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