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A new wave of the Mirai botnet has been uncovered by Symantec, leveraging an open-source project that makes it more robust and compatible with multiple architectures and devices.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 09:36

Hide 'N Seek IoT botnet widens range of exploits

An Internet-of-Things botnet that initially targeted routers, IP cameras and DVRs, has now spread its wings to cross-platform database solutions and home devices, the security firm Fortinet claims.

Published in Security

A variant of the Mirai botnet is likely to have been used in attacks against one or more companies in the financial sector in January, the security firm Recorded Future claims, pointing out that this is the first time a botnet made up of Internet of Things devices has been used since Mirai.

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