New Mirai copycat IoT botnet spreading

New Mirai copycat IoT botnet spreading

Code being actively modified. Security researchers have warned that a new worm attacking internet-connected and vulnerable devices is currently spreading throughout the world. Dubbed IoT_reaper by Chinese security vendor Qihoo 360 , the malware was first spotted in September this year and has been spreading since then. The vendor said it had found more than 10,000 unique IP addresses per day with devices that have been compromised by the malware, along with more than two million systems queued at the command and control servers Qihoo 360 is tracking. The malware is based on the Mirai internet of things (IoT) […]