DDoS Attack - Mirai Botnet
The new Cyberwar has began - Welcome to Mirai malware DDoS Botnet
It looks like Mirai malware DDoS BotNet is here to stay.
This kind of attack can easily shutdown the internet of an entire country, the real problem is not only small African Country are on the target but also other 23 European Country can be the next target of the Mirai Malware. Recently the Mirai malware source code went public and now all the Country are terrified by the power of these massive DDoS attacks, that can easily shut down the Internet.
What is it the Mirai Malware DDos Botnet?
Mirai malware is now well known for the capacity of plaguing the internet so easily, basically, it converts the IoT (Internet of Things) devices into Botnets and then, later on, utilises them for launching a very massive distributed denial-of-server also know as DDoS attacks. So try to think how many device can be connected and can be used by the Mirai and the power generate by this kind of attack.
Cybercriminals now have a new weapon against internet services companies and this attack will affect all of us slowing down the internet of an entire country if under attack. Let's see the recent case of Mirai DDoS Attacks.
Which are the recent case of Mirai DDoS Attack?
If you are reading this article, probably you are here because you hear about the power of this attack and the latest attack is currently using the Mirai malware botnet to shut down the African country of LIBERIA. Just few weeks early another attack was made with the most massive DDoS Attack ever register to shutdown the US internet, attacking the main DNS hosting provider in their country DynDNS.
Over 100,000 infected IoT (Internet of Things) devices were infected and used to slow downtown their service in the US. The result? They slow down the internet in the US for few days, before everything was back to normal.
Is sad to think that all this problem were easy to prevent if the all the devices had a proper security.
Bonnet 14 - The Libera Nightmares
In this moment the Cybercriminals are attacking the biggest internet / mobile provider of the country call MTN (Lodestar Cell MTN) with attacks that right now have surpassed 500 Gbps. With such as huge attacks so many websites are offline many times a day. A journalist from the region they are seeing intermittent internet causing an unstable situation in all the country, also so spread the news to the people.
Kevin Beaumont a well-know security expert said he believe the attacker use the Botnet 14 to attack the Networks provide MTN.
Hackers Community are reacting to the Mirai Malware
The biggest and world famous hacking forum (HackForums.net) decide to remove a section of their forum to prevent people from hiring hackers for DDoS Attacks, this the first reaction we see online by hackers this attack. Usually, that section of the hack forum let people hire expert hackers to establish DDoS Attacks in exchange of Bitcoins.
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