The Evolution of Mirai as a Cautionary Tale

t was just over a year a year ago when the flood gates opened and the packets rained down as a new player made itself known. The Mirai botnet had made it’s debut on the world stage. This was a game changer in every sense of the meaning. A botnet had revealed itself to the …

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Governments should use buying, regulatory power to fight botnets: Expert

Draft U.S. government recommendations on ways to reduce the threat of automated botnets launching denial of service attacks and spreading malware are too weak, says a cyber security expert. The report from the departments of Homeland Security and Commerce issued last week, “definitely did not go far enough,” John Pescatore, director of emerging security trends …

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