Code in the wild to infect millions of IoT devices for crippling DDoS attacks

Oh goody, a hacker dumped source code which could help not overly technical thugs hijack IoT devices in order to launch crippling DDoS attacks.Mirai is the name of the malware that turns insecure IoT gadgets into a botnet. Security journalist Brian Krebs, who found the leaked source code on Hackforums, said Mirai “spreads to vulnerable devices by continuously scanning the internet for IoT systems protected by factory default or hard-coded usernames and passwords.” Krebs, as you likely know, has been a victim of an IoT botnet that launched a record-breaking DDoS attack against his site.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here


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