Behind the Mirai Botnet, the hottest locked IOT de

2022-08-19
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Behind the Mirai botnet that locks the IOT device is actually three 21-year-old young people who set up

21-year-old Paras JHA and Dalton Norman and 20-year-old Josiah white have admitted to establishing and manipulating the Mirai botnet and participating in a number of network attacks, including the establishment of another botnet clickfraud between the completion and operation of the project from December last year to February this year, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2017 to carry out click fraud

the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Wednesday (12/13) that 21-year-old Paras JHA and Dalton Norman, as well as 20-year-old Josiah white, have admitted that the establishment and operation of Mirai botnets have violated the US computer fraud and abuse act, and they have also been involved in a number of cyber attacks

these three young people established the Mirai botnet of locking IOT devices in the summer and spring of 2016. This botnet program specially infected non-traditional computing devices such as wireless cameras, routers and monitors. They used known or undisclosed security vulnerabilities to invade and control these devices, operated hundreds of thousands of IOT devices during the peak period, and used them to perform distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS), Until JHA announced the Mirai source code through the hacker Forum last October

the illegal activities of these productive young hackers after all their illegal projects were put into production are not only that. JHA and Norman, among them, successfully infected more than 100000 router and other connected devices in the United States with malicious programs from December 2016 to February this year, re established ClickFraud Botnet, which is mainly used to carry out clickfraud tasks to earn advertising revenue

JHA hacked into the computer system of Rutgers University many times from the end of 2014 to the end of 2016, paralyzing the communication server of Chinaplas, the world's second largest rubber and plastic industry exhibition in the University, which will be grandly held at the China Import and export commodities trading exhibition hall in Pazhou, Guangzhou on May 20 (2) 3

John Cronan, Assistant Attorney General of the United States, pointed out that the powerful Mirai and clickfraud botnets are reminding us that we are in an interconnected world, and we should be more vigilant against these threats that weaponize technology

the judge is expected to make a judgment in March next year. Among them, JHA's intrusion into the computer network of Rutgers University alone may face up to 10 years in prison, and the fine may be twice the loss of the university or 250000 US dollars

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