Pierluigi Paganini November 22, 2023
New InfectedSlurs Mirai-based botnet exploits two zero-days

Mirai-based botnet InfectedSlurs has been spotted exploiting two zero-day RCE flaws to compromise routers and video recorder (NVR) devices. Akamai warned of a new Mirai-based DDoS botnet, named InfectedSlurs, actively exploiting two zero-day vulnerabilities to infect routers and video recorder (NVR) devices. The researchers discovered the botnet in October 2023, but they believe it has […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 11, 2023
Mirai-based DDoS botnet IZ1H9 added 13 payloads to target routers

A Mirai-based DDoS botnet tracked as IZ1H9 has added thirteen new exploits to target routers from different vendors, including D-Link, Zyxel, and TP-Link. Fortinet researchers observed a new Mirai-based DDoS botnet, tracked as IZ1H9, that added thirteen new payloads to target routers from multiple vendors, including D-Link, Zyxel, TP-Link, and TOTOLINK. The experts observed a surge in botnet […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 22, 2023
New Mirai botnet targets tens of flaws in popular IoT devices

Since March 2023, Unit 42 researchers have observed a variant of the Mirai botnet spreading by targeting tens of flaws in D-Link, Zyxel, and Netgear devices. Since March 2023, researchers at Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 have observed a new variant of the Mirai botnet targeting multiple vulnerabilities in popular IoT devices. Below is the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 25, 2023
A new Mirai botnet variant targets TP-Link Archer A21

Mirai botnet started exploiting the CVE-2023-1389 vulnerability (aka ZDI-CAN-19557/ZDI-23-451) in TP-Link Archer A21 in recent attacks. Last week, the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) threat-hunting team observed the Mirai botnet attempting to exploit the CVE-2023-1389 vulnerability (aka ZDI-CAN-19557/ZDI-23-451, CVSS v3: 8.8) in TP-Link Archer AX21 Wi-Fi routers. The CVE-2023-1389 flaw is an unauthenticated command injection vulnerability […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 16, 2023
Mirai V3G4 botnet exploits 13 flaws to target IoT devices

During the second half of 2022, a variant of the Mirai bot, tracked as V3G4, targeted IoT devices by exploiting tens of flaws. Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers reported that a Mirai variant called V3G4 was attempting to exploit several flaws to infect IoT devices from July to December 2022.  Below is the list […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 05, 2022
New Linux botnet RapperBot brute-forces SSH servers

RapperBot is a new botnet employed in attacks since mid-June 2022 that targets Linux SSH servers with brute-force attacks. Researchers from FortiGuard Labs have discovered a new IoT botnet tracked as RapperBot which is active since mid-June 2022. The bot borrows a large portion of its code from the original Mirai botnet, but unlike other […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 28, 2022
ZuoRAT malware hijacks SOHO Routers to spy in the vitims

A new RAT dubbed ZuoRAT was employed in a campaign aimed at small office/home office (SOHO) routers in North American and Europe. Researchers from Black Lotus Labs, the threat intelligence division of Lumen Technologies, have discovered a new remote access trojan (RAT) called ZuoRAT, which targets small office/home office (SOHO) devices of remote workers during COVID-19 […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 09, 2022
A Mirai-based botnet is exploiting the Spring4Shell vulnerabilityïżŒ

Experts warn of a Mirai-based botnet exploiting the recently discovered Spring4Shell vulnerability in attacks in the wild. Trend Micro Threat Research reported that the recently discovered Spring4Shell vulnerability (CVE-2022-22965) is actively exploited by a Mirai-based botnet. Researchers from Chinese cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360 first reported the exploitation of the Spring4Shell by a Mirai-based botnet in early April. […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 15, 2021
Cloudflare mitigated 2 Tbps DDoS attack, the largest attack it has seen to date

Cloudflare announced to have mitigated a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that peaked at almost 2 terabytes per second (Tbps). Cloudflare, Inc. is an American web infrastructure and website security company that provides content delivery network and DDoS mitigation services. The company announced to have mitigated a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that peaked just below 2 terabytes per second (Tbps), which […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 17, 2021
Experts warn that Mirai Botnet starts exploiting OMIGOD flaw

The Mirai botnet starts exploiting the recently disclosed OMIGOD vulnerability to compromise vulnerable systems exposed online. Threat actors behind a Mirai botnet starts exploiting a critical Azure OMIGOD vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-38647, a few days after Microsoft disclosed them. Recently released September 2021 Patch Tuesday security updates have addressed four severe vulnerabilities, collectively tracked as OMIGOD, in the Open Management […]