A new variant of Mirai targets Linux devices to build a beastly DDoS botnet

Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers have discovered a new variant of the infamous Mirai botnet that is spreading to Linux servers and IoT devices to create a massive swarm of DDoS attacks (opens in a new tab) grunts.

To infect endpoints with the new V3G4 botnet, attackers used weak or default telnet/SSH credentials and then exploited one of 13 known vulnerabilities to remotely execute code and install malware.

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