Mirai malware variant turns IoT devices into proxy servers

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Security researchers have discovered a new variant of the Mirai malware that turns infected IoT devices into proxy servers to protect the identity of hackers.
According to a blog post by Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs research team, researchers dubbed the variant OMG. The malware has added some new features to Mirai and retired others. However, the original modules, including the attack, killer, and scanner modules, have been retained, they said. Source

 

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Babak Pasdar
Babak Pasdar
Babak Pasdar is an ethical hacker and a globally-recognized expert in Cyber-Security, Cloud, and Crypto-currency. He has a reputation for developing innovative approaches and methodologies for the industry’s most complex security problems. Before Acreto, Pasdar brought the first proxy-in-the-cloud platform to market, even before the word “cloud” was coined. He called in security in the "Grid". Named one of New York’s Top Ten Startup Founders over 40, he has built and successfully exited two Cyber-Security technology companies and his innovations have been widely adopted by the industry.

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