Enemybot: a new Mirai, Gafgyt hybrid botnet joins the scene

A new botnet is targeting routers, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and an array of server architectures.

On April 12, cybersecurity researchers from FortiGuard Labs said the new distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnet, dubbed Enemybot, borrows modules from the infamous Mirai botnet’s source code, alongside Gafgyt’s.

The Mirai botnet was responsible for a massive DDoS attack against Dyn in 2016. Mirai’s source code was leaked online in the same year, and even now, botnets utilizing parts of the malicious network continue to be weapons of choice for threat actors.

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Source: ZDNet