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Mirai Giving DDOS-As-A-Service Industry a Boost

Mirai Giving DDOS-As-A-Service Industry a Boost (Malware and Vulnerabilities)

Researchers at Digital Shadows have been combing dark web sites such as the Hackforums where black hat Anna-Senpai dropped the Mirai code in September. While numerous frequenters of the underground forum have grabbed the source code, a good percentage need help in making practical use of the malware.“Although the source code is freely available, it is by no means free to set up for hackers,” said Michael Marriott, a research analyst at Digital Shadows. “It requires at least four servers to set it up. Digital Shadows said Mirai has given rise to a service industry of hackers charging decent money to help others set up the malware.

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