Mirai IoT Botnet Description and DDoS Attack Mitigation

October 26, 2016 Roland Dobbins

Authors:  Roland Dobbins & Steinthor Bjarnason Since its inception in August of 2016, the Mirai ‘Internet-of-Things’ (IoT) botnet, comprised largely of internet-enabled digital video recorders (DVRs), surveillance cameras, and other Internet-enabled embedded devices, has been utilized by attackers to launch multiple high-profile, high-impact DDoS attacks against various Internet properties and services.  Mirai serves as the basis of an ongoing DDoS-for-hire ‘booter’/‘stresser’ […]

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