1st June, 2018 By John Leyden The Register
Cybercrooks are using the infamous Mirai IoT botnet as a framework to quickly add in new exploits and functionalities, it has emerged. The tactic is dramatically decreasing the development time for new botnets, according to research from Netscout's Arbor Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT). The work looks at four Mirai variants – Satori, JenX, OMG and Wicked – to illustrate how their authors have built upon Mirai and added their own flair.
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