Tag: Mirai

IoT Malware Strains Mirai and Hajime Compete Over Resources

Internet of Things malware is nothing new under the sun these days. Most companies and consumers are well aware of the Mirai botnet, which has been terrorizing IoT devices for some time now. However, it appears we have a good “war of the botnets” on our hands right now, as the Hajime IoT botnet is looking to make quite the impact over the coming weeks. Hajime Wants To Square off …
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Mirai Botnet Malware Now Comes With a Bitcoin Mining Component

Ever since the Mirai botnet source code was made publicly available, it was a matter of time until criminals added some new features. A new variant of the ELF Linux/Mirai malware strain has been uncovered, and it is apparently capable of mining bitcoin. This now means every IoT device vulnerable to Mirai attacks can also be used to generate bitcoins on behalf of criminals. Mirai Botnet Malware Now Mines Bitcoin …
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Updated Mirai Botnet Malware Executes 54-hour DDoS Attack

Botnets remain a very popular tool among cybercirminals these days. Ever since the Mirai botnet was introduced to the world, several variants have popped up in its wake. A new variant of this particular botnet malware has been discovered, which is capable of executing 54-hour DDoS attacks. It goes to show the initial Mirai botnet malware was just a sign of things to come, as the situation will only get …
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Mirai Source Code Boosts Popularity of DDoS-as-a-Service Criminal Activity

As one would come to expect from the recent Mirai botnet attacks, DDoS-as-a-service is becoming quite the booming industry. Seemingly everyone in the world holds a grudge against online companies and would like nothing more than to take them down. Now that the Mirai source code was put online several months ago, the number of DDoS attacks will only increase. DDoS-as-a-business Turns Into A Profitable Business Model In the world …
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