New Mirai Variant Comes with 27 Exploits, Targets Enterprise Devices

[ March 19, 2019]

A new Mirai variant comes with eleven new exploits, the enterprise WePresent WiPG-1000 Wireless Presentation system and the LG Supersign TV being the most notable new devices being targeted.

A previous report by Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 from September saw a strain of the Mirai botnet switching targets to attack Apache Struts servers using an exploit also employed during last year’s Equifax breach, while a new Gafgyt version was observed while assailing SonicWall firewalls, as part of a larger move against enterprise assets.

Mirai is a self-propagating botnet originally designed to target Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as routers, digital video recorders, and IP cameras, transforming them into “bots” upon successful compromise which can later be used as sources for large-scale Distributed Denial of Service attacks.


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