Spotting Mirai malware

Mirai malware infects devices that run on the ARC processor, turning them into a network of remotely controlled bots. These devices can include smart cameras, home routers, or any device that is connected to the internet. The malware was created by Paras Jha and Josiah White, who offered mitigation services for DDoS attacks on the organizations that their malware attacked.

A Mirai botnet attack starts by first scanning for IP addresses to detect smart devices running on the ARC processor. The malware then exploits any security vulnerabilities in the IoT device to gain network access. If the credentials have not been changed or updated, Mirai can access the smart device and infect it.

This video talks about what a Mirai botnet attack is, how it is carried out, and ways to stay ahead of it. Watch the video to learn more—three minutes is all it takes!


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