Amnesia malware forms DVR botnet and wipes virtual machines

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Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 researchers have discovered a brand new variant of the “Tsunami” IoT and Linux botnet, dubbed “Amnesia”.The new variant targets an unpatched remote code execution vulnerability in DVR devices made by TVT Digital and branded by more than 70 vendors worldwide.That remote code execution vulnerability was made public more than a year ago, but seems to have never been patched. Amnesia can scan, find and attack vulnerable systems, eventually gaining full control of the device.Around 227,000 devices worldwide have been exposed. In Asia Pacific, Unit 42 researchers say Taiwan, India and Malaysia are the most vulnerable.

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