India Must Be Prepared for HNS Botnet Attack

botnet now controls 32,312 Internet of Things(IoT) devices globally and seems to undergo massive development as new samples compiled for a variety of architectures have been added as payloads The HNS botnet communicates in a complex and decentralised manner and uses multiple anti-tampering techniques to prevent a third party from hijacking/poisoning it. The bot can perform web exploitation against a series of devices,” Bitdefender researchers wrote in a blog post. Once a device is infected, hackers behind the botnet can use commands to control it. However, the researchers noted that like most IoT botnets, HNS cannot establish persistence on infected devices. With a simple device reboot, the malware can be automatically removed from the compromised device.

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