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IoT malware clashes in a botnet territory battle
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 11:16:17 PM »
IoT malware clashes in a botnet territory battle
17 April 2017, 8:55 pm



Mirai -- a notorious malware that's been enslaving IoT devices -- has competition.

A rival piece of programming has been infecting some of the same easy-to-hack internet-of-things products, with a resiliency that surpasses Mirai, according to security researchers.

"You can almost call it Mirai on steroids," said Marshal Webb, CTO at BackConnect, a provider of services to protect against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

Security researchers have dubbed the rival IoT malware Hajime, and since it was discovered more than six months ago, it's been spreading unabated and creating a botnet. Webb estimates it's infected about 100,000 devices across the globe.    

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