Security experts are warning of a new IoT botnet far more stealthy, persistent and advanced than Mirai and designed to compromise a wide range of device architectures.
Researcher @VessOnSecurity first tweeted about his discovery last week after detecting the threat via a honeypot. Although it spreads via Telnet and targets weak credentials on devices, “it’s not your run-of-the-mill Mirai variant or Monero miner,” he warned.
“It does not (yet) do the usual stuff a botnet does like DDOS, attacking all the devices connected to the internet, or, of course, mining cryptocurrencies,” explained Avast in a follow-up analysis.
By Phil Muncaster
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