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Hackers are starting to attack IoT devices with botnets

Now, developers using the widely distributed “Open” source code of the original have added a raft of new devices to their potential bot armies by compiling the code for four more microprocessors commonly used in embedded systems.

Researchers at Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 security research unit have published details of new samples of the Mirai botnet discovered in late February.

The new variants also include a modified encryption algorithm for botnet communications and a new version of the original Mirai TCP SYN denial-of-service attack.

These new variants are not the first to expand the number of targeted platforms accessible by Mirai.

@ArsTechnica 4 minutes read