IoT botnet swells

The Mirai botnet has swollen to nearly 500,000 IoT compromised devices since source code for the malware was released at the start of October.

The figures, taken from a new analysis by telco Level3, are a particular concern because Mirai was made up of only around 125K devices when it was abused to direct a 620 Gbps flood at the website of cybercrime sleuth Brian Krebs. ®

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