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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#1387 BASHLITE family of malware infects 1 million IoT devices
More than one million consumer web-connected video cameras and DVRs are compromised by bot herders who use the devices for DDoS attacks, researchers say.

According to Level 3 Threat Research Labs, a small malware family that goes by the names Lizkebab, BASHLITE, Torlus and Gafgyt is behind a web of botnets carrying out the attacks.

“This research shocked us,” said Dale Drew, chief security officer at Level 3 Communications. “We picked fairly well-known and average botnets and challenged ourselves to find as many interesting things as we could. At a high level we were surprised. When we looked at BASHLITE malware, for example, we found it was tied to botnets far more organized and structured than we had previously thought.”
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