The latest IoT botnet displays evidence of a halfway clever botmaster


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/02/01/mirai-2-0.html


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Usually if malware is competently architected our lords and masters will proclaim it to be the work of whatever foreign government they currently want us to fear and/or hate.


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Given the kind of damage a couple knuckleheads trying to take down game servers could accidentally wreak, I shudder to think of what smart, careful people with ill intent could manage…


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CURSE YOU, BELGIUM!!! I knew you were plotting something!!

It’s not as bad as you think. People smart/wise enough to be more cautious with their botnet rollout will probably use it for something more benign, and not the internet equivalent of a low-orbit ion cannon. Altcoin mining, etc. seems popular these days.


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