Mirai, Satori, OMG, and Owari - IoT Botnets Oh My

Mirai, seen as revolutionary for malware that targets the Internet of Things (IoT), has wrought destruction around the globe and popularized IoT based malware. Mirai was utilized by attackers to launch multiple high-profile, high-impact DDoS attacks against various Internet properties and services in 2016. Since the release of Mirai’s source code, IoT botnet authors have used it as a framework to build new malware. Authors have expanded the original Mirai code base with new capabilities and functionality while making some improvements. This talk will cover three of the most recent variants of Mirai based botnets and the flair added by the authors to make it their own.

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