Last year, the Mirai botnet wreaked havoc, using compromised Internet of Things (IoT) devices to take down large internet providers in North America and Europe with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. While Mirai has largely faded from view, Bleeping Computer reported that a new threat named IoT_Reaper is exploiting specific IoT security flaws and has already infected more than 2 million devices worldwide.
Source: Reaping the Benefit? New Botnet Exploits IoT Security Flaws
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