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Mirai IoT Botnet Co-Authors Plead Guilty

Brian Krebs reports:

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday unsealed the guilty pleas of two men first identified in January 2017 by KrebsOnSecurity as the likely co-authors of Mirai, a malware strain that remotely enslaves so-called “Internet of Things” devices such as security cameras, routers, and digital video recorders for use in large scale attacks designed to knock Web sites and entire networks offline (including multiple major attacks against this site).Entering guilty pleas for their roles in developing and using Mirai are 21-year-oldParas Jha from Fanwood, N.J. and Josiah White, 20, from Washington, Pennsylvania.


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