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Mirai Botnet Creators Plead Guilty

Mirai Botnet Creators Plead Guilty

In August 2016 the Mirai Botnet was unleashed, using millions of poorly secured IoT devices to launch a number of DDoS attacks that resulted in relatively minor impact by taking down the website of security analyst Brian Krebs through to clobbering the Dyn network which, in turn, resulted in some…

BrickerBot Botnet Bricks Unsecured IoT Devices

BrickerBot Botnet Bricks Unsecured IoT Devices

DDoS attacks aren’t a new thing. But an new type of service denial attack is appearing. Permanent Denial of Service (PDoS) attacks infiltrate unsecured devices and corrupt them so that they are made useless. While an epic pain in the butt for the owners of attacked devices, PDoS removes devices…