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IoT malware clashes in a botnet territory battle

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Apr
2017
IoT malware clashes in a botnet territory battle

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Mirai — a notorious malware that’s been enslaving IoT devices — has competition.

A rival piece of programming has been infecting some of the same easy-to-hack internet-of-things products, with a resiliency that surpasses Mirai, according to security researchers.

“You can almost call it Mirai on steroids,” said Marshal Webb, CTO at BackConnect, a provider of services to protect against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

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