Mirai, Gafgyt IoT botnets stab systems with Apache Struts, SonicWall exploits

New variations of Mirai and the Gafgyt botnet are harnessing new vulnerabilities to compromise IoT devices, including the security flaw which caused the 2017 Equifax data breach.

On Sunday, researchers from the Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 team said in a blog postthat new variants of the botnets have been upgraded with a slew of exploits designed to take advantage of multiple vulnerabilities.

Botnets can spell disaster for organizations. These systems operate by exploiting vulnerable devices, hijacking them, and forcing them to create illegitimate traffic which is then used to pound online services.

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Source: ZDNet.