Mirai for Windows Built by Experienced Bot Herder: Kaspersky - SecurityWeek

21 Feb 2017

SecurityWeek, February 21, 2017
Kaspersky Lab researchers warn that the Windows variant of the infamous Mirai Linux botnet is the offspring of a more experienced bot herder, which is possibly of Chinese origin, reports SecurityWeek. Kaspersky Lab explains that Mirai for Windows is nothing but a malware spreader and that it shouldn’t be considered a new botnet. However, the new threat features code differences when compared to the original Mirai, targeting insecure Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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