Dyn, Liberia DDoS Attacks Were Just Test Runs

The Mirai-fueled DDoS attacks that took the entire country of Liberia offline last week are waning—but researchers say the offensive was merely a test run for something much bigger.  

By Tara Seals

Mirai’s source code is open, so any bad actor out there can download it and get to work. This has led to a range of attackers with varying ability levels carrying out attacks. One particular group, operating what MalwareTech.com dubbed Botnet 14, has taken on significantly bigger targets than most of the Mirai dabblers out there.

“Many of the botnets are simply attacking Minecraft servers and doing technically terrible attacks on websites, e.g. a Farming Simulator game mod site,” said independent researcher Kevin Beaumont, in a posting.

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Source: http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/