New Mirai Variant Hits Target with 54-hour DDoS

By Phil Muncaster

Security researchers believe they have discovered a new version of the infamous IoT-powered Mirai botnet which was observed carrying out a mammoth 54-hour DDoS attack on a US university last month.

The attack was notable not only for its duration but also because it came at the application-layer rather than previous network-layer Mirai campaigns, according to Imperva Incapsula security researcher, Dima Bekerman.

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