Researchers have identified a computer worm dubbed Hajime that “infects” an IoT device and blocks Mirai malware. Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst at NSFOCUS commented below.

Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst at NSFOCUS:

StephenGates_Professional“The fact that IoT devices are susceptible to the likes of Mirai and now Hajime is worrisome enough.  Regardless of its intent, IoT devices infected with Hajime could be weaponized at some point; since the IoT devices are under someone’s control.  Whoever controls the communication infrastructure these IoT bots receive commands from, pretty much owns the keys to this kingdom.”

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