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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 03:48 PM

Wicked Botnet Uses Passel of Exploits to Target IoT
by Tara Seals May 21, 2018 , 9:01 am
Categories: IoT, Malware, Vulnerabilities    

Yet another variant of the Mirai botnet has appeared on the scene, but this one has a twist: The code is integrated with at least three exploits that target unpatched IoT devices, including closed-circuit cameras and Netgear routers. It also has ties to a web of other botnets, made for DDoS attacks, which can all be traced back to one threat actor. The original Mirai used traditional brute-force attempts to gain access to connected things in order to enslave them, but the Wicked Botnet, named after the underground handle chosen by its author, prefers to go the exploit route to gain access.

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