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"Hide and Seek" Becomes First IoT Botnet Capable of Surviving Device Reboots

May 08, 2018 / Catalin Cimpanu

Security researchers have discovered the first IoT botnet malware strain that can survive device reboots and remain on infected devices after the initial compromise. This is a major game-changing moment in the realm of IoT and router malware. Until today, equipment owners could always remove IoT malware from their smart devices, modems, and routers by resetting the device. The reset operation flushed the device's flash memory, where the device would keep all its working data, including IoT malware strains.