The new Mirai malware strain has gone beyond Deutsche Telekom

By November 30, 2016 News

By Michael Kan The latest strain of Mirai, the malware that’s been infecting internet routers from Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, has spread to devices in at least 10 other countries, according to security firm Flashpoint.The company has detected the new Mirai strain infecting internet routers and modems across the globe, including in the United Kingdom, Brazil, Iran, and Thailand.[ Make threat intelligence meaningful: A 4-point plan. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld’s Security Report newsletter. ]It’s still unclear how many devices have been infected, but Flashpoint estimates that as many as five million devices are vulnerable. “If even a fraction of these vulnerable devices were compromised, they would add considerable power to an existing botnet,” Flashpoint said in a Tuesday blog post.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here …read more

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