Mirai set the standard for destructive botnets, and now Gafgyt, an even older malware, is picking up tricks from the Mirai playbook.
A creator of the Mirai botnet won’t spend any time in prison but faces an enormous financial toll: The court ordered him to pay victims $8.6 million.
The Mirai IoT malware has many offshoots, and the new WICKED botnet is one of them. This virulent malware and its potential to cause havoc has researchers concerned.
Mirai ran rampant last year, but those behind the malware won’t be creating new havoc anytime soon: The three Mirai botnet creators have pleaded guilty.
Move over, Mirai. There’s a new more destructive botnet on the block. IOTroop could unleash a massive security incident the likes of which we’ve never seen.
Mirai caused havoc last year, but its potential for destruction is even more pronounced this year. Some easy steps can help you avoid being a victim.
The Mirai botnet has apparently struck again, as experts say the malware was responsible for the recent massive Deutsche Telekom outage.
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