Mirai

Internet of Things

This Tool Shows Exposed Cameras Around Your Neighbourhood

Through a novel marrying of different tools, Kamerka can take an address, landmark, or coordinates and display exposed internet connected cameras on a map.
Joseph Cox
11.5.18
Instagram

Hackers Are Selling Botnets and Stolen ‘Fortnite’ Accounts Over Instagram

As hacking and gaming communities continue to intersect, some hackers are selling access to botnets and likely stolen Fortnite, Spotify, and other online accounts on Instagram.
Joseph Cox
10.1.18
Internet Insecurity

The Hackers Behind Some of the Biggest DDoS Attacks in History Plead Guilty

Three men plead guilty to being the creators and operators of the Mirai botnet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.13.17
Mirai

Mining Bitcoin With Toasters Is the Dumbest Use of the Mirai Botnet

Good job.
Jordan Pearson
4.11.17
The internet of hackable things

Police Have Arrested a Suspect in a Massive ‘Internet of Things’ Attack

European police suspect a 29-year-old man of keeping one million people offline. They might have found the person behind the notorious hacker known as BestBuy.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.23.17
News

Internet of Things Hackers Target Anti-Spam Service—And Fails To Take It Down

The hacker who’s been claiming a monopolistic control over the Mirai botnet tried to take down the well-known anti-spam Spamhaus.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.14.16
News

Wannabe Hackers Are Willing to Pay To Learn How To Use the Mirai Botnet

Everyone wants to try the new shiny malware that can take down websites.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.13.16
News

Hacker Claims To Push Malicious Firmware Update to 3.2 Million Home Routers

One of the hackers who’s trying to monopolize the Internet of Things botnet Mirai found a new way to build a massive botnet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.6.16
News

Hackers Say Knocking Thousands of Brits Offline Was an Accident

The hackers who built a new, improved, Mirai botnet strike again, knocking thousands of British internet users offline—by mistake.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.2.16
News

Two Hackers Appear To Have Created a New Massive Internet of Things Botnet

After weeks of turf war, two cybercriminals seem to have found a new way to take control and expand the the infamous Mirai botnet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.29.16
News

Congress To Security Experts: How Do We Deal With The Internet of Shit?

And Bruce Schneier thinks regulating the Internet of Things is inevitable and desirable.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.16.16
VICE Magazine

The Looming Disaster of the Internet of (Hackable) Things

We're letting easy-to-hack internet-connected devices take over the world, and we have no idea how bad that could turn out.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.7.16
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