Mirai-like Botnet Persirai Attacks IP Cameras - Impact Analyzed

By: Brian Karas, Published on Jun 14, 2017

Mirai made headlines in 2016, exploiting weaknesses in cameras, including those from Dahua and XiongMai to create a massive botnet that was used to bring down several well-known websites, and internet access in Liberia.

Now, a new botnet very similar to Mirai, known as Persirai, is targeting similar exploits in consumer-oriented cameras. In this report we analyze the impact of Persirai and the products it is affecting.

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