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Competing hackers dampen the power of Mirai botnets

Michael Kan | Nov. 9, 2016
The Mirai malware has been blamed for a string of massive DDoS attacks.

Security researcher Kevin Beaumont agreed that Mirai-powered botnets appear to be fracturing under the competition. Nevertheless, there are still three or four large Mirai botnets capable of taking down websites, he said. He pointed to online gambling service William Hill, which was likely hit with a DDoS attack and kicked offline by a Mirai botnet last week.


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