A new Mirai variant attacks Linux devices to build a beastly DDoS botnet

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Researchers at Unit 42 of Palo Alto Networks have spotted a new variant of the infamous Mirai botnet, which spread to Linux-based servers and IoT devices to create a massive swarm of DDoS (opens in new tab) growls.

To infect the endpoints with the new V3G4 botnet, the attackers would brute force weak or basic telnet/SSH credentials and then exploit one of 13 known vulnerabilities to remotely execute code and install the malware.

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