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Scary stuff: Akamai examines the extent of the Mirai threat

Scary stuff: Akamai examines the extent of the Mirai threat

Written by on November 29, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The open-source Mirai malware that shocked the technology sector a few weeks ago has been studied by Akamai in its latest State of the Internet report. It’s bad news for the world, as Akamai suggests that adapted versions of Mirai will embrace the more common reflective DDoS attack vectors to cripple web infrastructure. With the […]

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Mirai hijacks headlines as well as major websites

Mirai hijacks headlines as well as major websites

Written by on October 31, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Mirai malware once again hijacked headlines last week as it was identified as the tool behind last week’s massive DDoS attack. Earlier this month October, a hacker published the source code of the Mirai malware online for everyone to use, modify and abuse. The Mirai malware was created to automatically search the internet for unsecured IoT/connected […]

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