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Mirai Source Code Release Leads to Huge Increase in Botnet

When the source code for the malware behind the Mirai botnet was released nearly three weeks ago, security researchers immediately began poring over it to see how the malware worked. Of course, attackers took notice too, and in that time, the number of devices infected by Mirai and associated with the botnet has more than […]

DHS Warns Mirai Malware is Targeting Sierra Wireless Gateways

DHS is warning users that the Mirai malware is infecting wireless gateways sold by Sierra Wireless and using the compromised devices as part of a botnet for DDoS attacks. The Mirai malware has been targeting a variety of embedded devices, especially CCTV cameras, that have default telnet credentials enabled and compromising them. The attackers deploying […]