- Two Hackers Plead Guilty to Creating IoT-based Mirai DDoS Botnet
Mirai is a malware that turns networked devices running Linux into remotely controlled “bots” that can be used as part of a botnet in large-scale network attacks. It primarily targets online consumer devices such as IP cameras and home routers According to the latest report, two hackers plead guilty to creating iot-based Mirai DDoS botnet. According to the federal court documents unsealed Tuesday, Paras Jha and Josiah White were indicted by an Alaska court last week on six charges for their role in massive cyber-attacks conducted using Mirai botnet. The U.S. Department of Justice has not released more details about the case yet.
Cyber Security Tips: To prevent yourself from such a hackers you are strongly recommended that keep your system secure with security suits, keep systems up-to-date, beware while online, and avoid visiting malicious sites.
- Password Stealing Apps With Over A Million Downloads Found On Google Play Store
Cyber Security Tips: All the apps, including the credential-stealing apps, have since been removed by Google from the Play Store. Who have already installed one of the above apps on their mobile devices should make sure their devices have Google Play Protect enabled and you are strongly recommended to check permissions for the applications while installing any apps.