Tag: Mirai

DDoS Attacks Blamed on Mirai-Style Botnet of 70,000 Android Devices

Researchers from a number of cybersecurity giants are banding together to fight a vast botnet comprised of some 70,000 devices blamed for a string of DDoS attacks in recent weeks. Drawing striking...

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Researchers Develop Mirai Malware Vaccine for Insecure IoT Devices

Researchers have developed a novel new way to combat the dreaded Mirai botnet, the malware behind a sweeping cyberattack that banded together a million IoT devices last year. In a paper titled...

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US College Suffers 54-Hour DDoS Attack from Mirai Malware Variant

Researchers have observed a new variant of the dreaded Mirai botnet in the wild after it launched a 54-hour(!) DDoS attack against an unnamed U.S. college. Security researchers at Imperva Incapusla...

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Dreaded IoT Malware Mirai Spotted in a Windows Trojan

Mirai, the infamous strain of IoT-based malware that triggered an unprecedented distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against prominent DNS provider Dyn leading to a sweeping blackout last year,...

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Mirai Botnet Malware Continues to Wreck Havoc Around the World

Hundreds of thousands of customers of UK telephone provider TalkTalk and the Post Office are without access to the internet after crippling cyberattacks caused by the Mirai malware, a strain that...

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Deutsche Telekom Cyberattack Impacts 900,000 Customers

Deutsche Telekom customers in Germany have been targeted by a cyberattack, knocking roughly 900,000 of its 20 million fixed-line customers offline from the internet. The cyberattacks began Sunday,...

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Cybersecurity Expert: IoT Botnets are the Trojan Horse of the 21st Century

The sweeping and unprecedented cyberattack that occurred on October 21, 2016 draws parallels with the giant horse filled with Greek soldiers that was presented to the Trojans as a peace offering some...

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