OMG! Mirai Variant Creates Proxy Servers

Tara Seals

Yet another new Mirai variant has reared its head, aimed at turning internet of things (IoT) devices into proxy servers.

The FortiGuard Labs team encountered the botnet, which it dubbed OMG. The variant adds and removes some configurations that can be found in the original Mirai code – but it also keeps Mirai’s original modules, including the attack, killer and scanner modules.

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