Source Code for Mirai Internet of Things Botnet Appears Online

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Security researchers have come across the source code for the Internet of Things botnet called Mirai. This botnet has been used to launch major DDoS attacks against various websites. Such a powerful tool could be used to shut down nearly any public website in existence today. Now that the source code has been leaked, it becomes a lot easier to render the botnet useless.

Connecting millions of devices to the Internet sounds great on paper, but it creates a big problem as well. The Internet of Things makes it easier for internet criminals to create botnets, as not all of the Internet-connected machines are monitored on a 24/7 basis. The Mirai botnet took advantage of the early stages of IoT so far and “enslaved” thousands of devices all over the world.

Mirai Botnet Source Code Paints A Worrisome Future For IoT

What this botnet source code does is infect a lot of different devices. Computers, IP cameras, and insecure routers are just some of the potential targets. The source code appeared first on the Hackforums earlier this week, and it continuously scans the internet for IoT systems. Any device that is protected by default usernames and passwords is a

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