Three men have pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court for their role creating and renting out the Mirai botnet, which launched damaging denial of service attacks against the U.S. firm Dyn and other online properties, the website Krebs on Security reports.
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Mirai Botnet attacks on Home Routers felt in UK, also
In-brief: More than 100,000 homes in the UK had their Internet access interrupted by an attack on broadband routers. The incident is believed to be part of a larger attack that affected some 900,000 Deutsche Telekom customers last week.
Shoddy Supply Chain Lurks Behind Mirai Botnet
In-brief: A common, China-based supplier of management software is the common thread that ties together the myriad digital video recorders, IP-based cameras and other devices that make up the Mirai botnet, according to analysis by the firm Flashpoint.
Mirai Victim Dyn Joins Team to Take Down Android Botnet WireX
In-brief: Managed DNS firm Dyn, a victim of the Mirai botnet, got its revenge: taking part in a coordinated takedown of WireX, a botnet of compromised Android devices, according to an announcement Monday.
Mirai Internet of Things Botnet Linked to Internet Outage | Flashpoint
In-brief: A denial of service attack on the managed DNS firm DYN was due, in part, to attacks from Internet of Things devices running the Mirai malware, the firm Flashpoint reported.