• DDoS Attackers Exploited Insecure IoT Gadgets From Chinese Company

    DDoS Attackers Exploited Insecure IoT Gadgets From Chinese Company

    A Chinese electronics manufacturer admitted that its products inadvertently contributed to last week's massive cyberattack that knocked popular Web services offline.One big part of the problem: the Mirai botnet, which scours the Web for poorly protected IoT-connected devices and enlists them to overwhelm a target with online traffic, causing an outage.
  • Mirai Botnet Moves to Take Liberia Offline

    Mirai Botnet Moves to Take Liberia Offline

    The Mirai botnet, which unleashed a massive DDoS attack that crippled US Internet access last month, may have been used in another attempt to take the entire country of Liberia offline this week.ZDNet reports that a Mirai-based botnet, called "Botnet 14," has spent much of the past week intermittently attacking IP addresses of the two telecom operators that co-own the only fiber cable coming into the West African nation of Liberia.