New Mirai botnet lurks in the Tor network to stay under the radar

    Date01 Aug 2019
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    A new variant of the Mirai botnet has been discovered which utilizes the Tor network to prevent command server takedowns or seizure.  

    Mirai is an Internet of Things (IoT) botnet which has been used in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in the past against prominent websites. 

    The botnet tends to focus on enslaving IoT devices including routers, surveillance cameras, smart home appliances, and vehicles through brute-force attacks and the automatic cracking of default credentials.

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