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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1989 Mirai widens distribution with new Trojan that scans more ports
Late last year, in several high-profile and potent DDoS attacks, Linux-targeting Mirai (identified by Trend Micro as ELF_MIRAI family) revealed just how broken the Internet of Things ecosystem is. The malware is now making headlines again, thanks to a new Windows Trojan that drastically increases its distribution capabilities.

We predicted last year that the propagation of Mirai-like malware for DDoS attacks is set to increase—but this new Trojan focuses on spreading Mirai itself and not any mimic. In 2015 and 2016, Mirai relied on a type of brute-force attack, with bots constantly pinging IP addresses to pinpoint more potential victims. This newly-identified Windows Trojan (detected by Trend Micro as BKDR_MIRAI.A) helps find potential Mirai victims, and amplifies the Mirai bots distribution.
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#1990 Security and privacy guidelines for the Internet of Things (IoT)
#1989 Mirai widens distribution with new Trojan that scans more ports
#1988 Marcher - Android banking Trojan on the rise
#1987 IBM integrates Watson into its security operations platform
#1986 Sage 2.0 ransomware delivered by Pandex spambot, mimics Cerber routines
#1985 New wave of cyberattacks against global banks linked to Lazarus cybercrime group
#1984 Now sites can fingerprint you online even when you use multiple browsers
#1983 Ultranationalist developer behind SerbRansom ransomware
#1982 Firefox Focus privacy scandal
#1981 Attackers target dozens of global banks with new malware
#1980 ElcomSoft extracts deleted Safari browsing history from iCloud
#1979 Virally growing attacks on unpatched WordPress sites affect ~2m pages
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