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Source Code for IoT Botnet 'Mirai' Released


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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 06:43 PM

01 Oct 16
Source Code for IoT Botnet 'Mirai' Released

The source code that powers the “Internet of Things” (IoT) botnet responsible for launching the historically large distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against KrebsOnSecurity last month has been publicly released, virtually guaranteeing that the Internet will soon be flooded with attacks from many new botnets powered by insecure routers, IP cameras, digital video recorders and other easily hackable devices.

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https://krebsonsecur...mirai-released/

 

 



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Posted 06 October 2016 - 05:34 PM

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IoT Botnets Are The New Normal of DDoS Attacks

by Michael Mimoso
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October 5, 2016 , 8:51 am

If you’ve been on the wrong end of what passes for a modern-day DDoS attack, you’re well familiar with the firepower of the almighty DVR. That’s right, the innocuous set-top box responsible for the posterity of your Game of Thrones seasons 1-6 is behind some of the biggest swarming attacks against networks worldwide.

See more at: https://threatpost.c...attacks/121093/