It appears that a whole new variety of IoT malware has emerged onto the scene. The reason it looks like a new variety is that it is coded in a language that is not C or C++. Almost all recent IoT malware is coded in C++ or C, since iterating a new variant of malware is made easier by adapting code from an existing one. The Mirai botnet is a prime example of this. The new malware is thought to be of Chinese origin, and is particularly noteworthy since its programming language is Go. The following article provides a glimpse into how the Kaji malware works.
Security researchers have discovered a new malware called Kaji which is targeting IoT devices using SSH brute-force attacks.
Malware is increasingly targeting IoT devices, and it’s little surprise why. Statista estimates there are around 20 billion IoT devices installed today, while IDC predicts 41.6 billion devices generating 79.4 zettabytes of data by 2025.