Brace yourselves — source code powering potent IoT DDoSes just went public

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October 3, 2016
Ars Technica    
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"KrebsOnSecurity's Brian Krebs reported on Saturday that the source code for 'Mirai,' a network of Internet-connected cameras and other 'Internet of things' devices, was published on Friday. Dale Drew, the chief security officer at Internet backbone provider Level 3 Communications, told Ars that Mirai is one of two competing IoT botnet families that have recently menaced the Internet with record-breaking distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks -- including the one that targeted Krebs with 620 gigabits per second of network traffic, and another that hit French webhost OVH and reportedly peaked at more than 1 terabit per second." (10/02/16)  

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