Malware is a type of software that is designed to harm or exploit vulnerabilities in computer systems. IoT devices, such as smart office devices and industrial control systems, are increasingly becoming targets for malware attacks. These attacks can take many forms, such as malware that steals personal information, malware that disrupts or takes control of the device, or malware that creates a network of infected devices for use in DDoS attacks.
Malware that is managed by command and control (C&C) servers is a type of malware that is controlled remotely by the attackers. These servers are used to issue commands to the malware on the infected devices, allowing the attackers to perform various actions such as exfiltrating data, launching DDoS attacks, and so on. The malware establishes a connection with the C&C server, usually via the internet, and sends regular status updates and receives commands.
Due to the nature of IoT devices, malware can often spread quickly and be difficult to detect and remove. It is important for users to take steps to protect their IoT devices, such as keeping them up to date with security patches, using strong passwords, and being cautious when installing apps and software.
Check Point IoT with it Autonomous threat prevention is capable to prevent from IoT devices to communicate with any unnecessary and unauthorized destination in the internet, including C&C servers.
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