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OK, OK, MIRA-I DID IT: Botnet-building compsci kid comes clean

Jha rule-breaker and pals confess IoT gadget hack crimes, now facing the slammer A former New Jersey college student has copped to helping create and run the massive Mirai DDoS botnet.…

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OK, OK, MIRA-I DID IT: Botnet-building compsci kid comes clean

Don’t all rush out at once, but there are a million devices ripe to be the next big botnet

As bad as Mirai was, it could have been much worse A wormable vulnerability involving an estimated one million digital video recorders (DVR) is at risk of creating a Mirai-style botnet, security researchers warn.…

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MAC BOTNET uses REDDIT comments for directions

17,000 Macs compromised by malicious miscreants A zombie network that feasts on the computer brains of infected Macs has press-ganged 17,000 compromised machines into its ranks, Russian anti-virus firm Dr Web warns.…

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Slovenian jailed for creating code behind 12 MILLION strong ‘Mariposa’ botnet army

Butterfly flapped its wings and caused internet hurricane A Slovenian virus writer who created an infamous strain of malware used to infect an estimated 12 million computers worldwide has been jailed for almost five years.…

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Slovenian jailed for creating code behind 12 MILLION strong ‘Mariposa’ botnet army