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IoT Botnet Source Code Responsible for Historic Attack Has Been Publicly Released

The source code for the IoT botnet ‘Mirai’ has been released,” warns security expert Brian Krebs whose own website was targeted with the same botnet resulting in the historically large DDoS attack last month. Krebs warns this virtually guarantees that the Internet will soon be flooded with attacks from many new botnets powered by insecure routers, IP cameras, digital video recorders and other easily hackable devices. “The leak of the source code was announced Friday on the English-language hacking community Hackforums. The malware, dubbed “Mirai,” spreads to vulnerable devices by continuously scanning the Internet for IoT systems protected by factory default or hard-coded usernames and passwords.”

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