On the Economics, Propagation, and Mitigation of Mirai

December 14, 2016 ASERT team

By Kirk Soluk and Roland Dobbins In late November of 2016, a new Mirai variant emerged that leveraged a propagation mechanism different from the Telnet-based brute forcing mechanism originally provided in the leaked Mirai source code. This new variant exploits vulnerable implementations of the TR-064/TR-069 protocol used by ISPs to remotely manage their customer’s broadband […]

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