Preface: New Kaiji malware targets IoT devices via SSH brute-force.
Background: Gobot is a framework for robotics, drones, and the Internet of Things (IoT), written in the Go programming language.
Observation: Programmers usually choose Golang for building the communication layer within the IoT system. One of the biggest draws to Go is the fact that a single codebase may be compiled for all of the major operating system platforms.
What is codbase: A codebase is a source code repository or a set of repositories that share a common root. The single codebase for an application is used to produce any number of immutable releases that are destined for different environments.
Facts: So it benefits to attacker when he written a malware.
Prediction in regards to current situation: See attached diagram. My prediction is that hacker will be exploit the design weakness in Go language (Go programs primarily use the YMM registers to implement copying one memory buffer to another). So, the case is under observation.
The things you can do right now: Implement effective passwords on all IoT devices when possible.