Mirai IoT Botnet Source Code Released Online


“Security experts fear the release will prompt more massive attacks that knock sites offline by swamping them with data.

The attack tool seeks out smart devices in homes that are weakly protected with easy-to-guess passwords.

Net monitoring firms said they had already seen an increase in scans that seek out vulnerable devices.
The “Mirai” source code was released on a widely used hacker chat forum over the weekend.”—BBC


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