Archive for the ‘mirai malware’ Category

Hacker Admits to Mirai Attack Against Deutsche Telekom

July 24th, 2017

A hacker that goes by the name “BestBuy” admitted to a German court that he was behind an attack last year that knocked over a million Deutsche Telekom customers offline.

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To Protect Your Devices, A Hacker Wants to Hack You Before Someone Else Does

April 19th, 2017

It should be noted that hacking a system for unauthorised access that does not belong to you is an illegal practice, no matter what’s the actual intention behind it.

Now I am pointing out this because reportedly someone, who has been labeled as a ‘vigilante hacker’ by media, is hacking into vulnerable ‘Internet of Things’ devices in order to supposedly secure them.

This is not the first time

Posted in Botnet, botnet network, Cyber Attack, hacking news, IoT botnet, iot devices, IoT Malware, mirai botnet, mirai malware | Comments (0)

Cyber Attack Knocks Nearly a Million Routers Offline

November 29th, 2016

Mirai Botnet is getting stronger and more notorious each day that passes by. The reason: Insecure Internet-of-things Devices.

Last month, the Mirai botnet knocked the entire Internet offline for a few hours, crippling some of the world’s biggest and most popular websites.

Now, more than 900,000 broadband routers belonging to Deutsche Telekom users in Germany knocked offline over the weekend

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Mirai Botnet Itself is Flawed; Hacking Back IoTs Could Mitigate DDoS Attacks

October 29th, 2016

The infamous botnet that was used in the recent massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the popular DNS provider Dyn, causing vast internet outage last Friday, itself is flawed.

Yes, Mirai malware, which has already enslaved millions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices across 164 countries, contains several vulnerabilities that might be used against it in order to destroy

Posted in Anti-DDoS, Buffer Overflow, ddos attack, ddos attack tool, ddos protection, hacking news, Internet of things, IoT Malware, mirai botnet, mirai malware, Mitigate DDoS Attacks, Vulnerability | Comments (0)

Dyn DDoS Work of Script Kiddies, Not Politically Motivated Hackers

October 25th, 2016

Researchers at Flashpoint said Friday’s DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn was likely the work of script kiddies and not advanced attackers.

Posted in Allison Nixon, booters, Dyn, Dyn DDoS, Flashpoint, Government, Hackforums, IoT, IoT botnet, mirai, mirai malware, nation-state hackers, script kiddies, stressers | Comments (0)

Chinese Electronics Firm to Recall its Smart Cameras recently used to Take Down Internet

October 24th, 2016

You might be surprised to know that your security cameras, Internet-connected toasters and refrigerators may have inadvertently participated in the massive cyber attack that broke a large portion of the Internet on Friday.

That’s due to massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against Dyn, a major domain name system (DNS) provider that many sites and services use as their upstream

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Challenge! WIN $50,000 for Finding Non-traditional Ways to Detect Vulnerable IoT Devices

October 10th, 2016

If you are concerned about the insecurity of Internet of Things, have good hands at programming and know how to hack smart devices, then you can grab an opportunity to earn $50,000 in prize money for discovering the non-traditional ways to secure IoT devices.

Internet of Things (IoT) market is going to expand rapidly over the next decade. We already have 6.5 billion to 8 billion IoT devices

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