Investigating Mirai: Inside the Malware Responsible for Global IoT Botnets and Massive DDoS Attacks

The use of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks to knock services, applications or businesses offline isn’t a new strategy. But the Mirai malware introduces a new threat actor strategy. It’s a new and clever malware that takes advantage of lax security standards in connected smart devices — also known as the Internet of Things (IoT) — to build massive botnets that are able to deploy DDoS payloads that surpass 1 Tbps throughputs. How does Mirai work? Download the full report.