Mirai Botnet Pushes Many Germans Offline [Link]

December 01, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

Brian Krebs continues to follow the analysis of the biggest Botnet attacks the world has ever seen.

Tell me this doesn't sound like a William Gibson plot writing itself:

“This is an interesting development because a lot of the response to Mirai lately has been to find a Mirai controller and take it down,” Nixon said. “Right now, the amount of redundant infrastructure these Mirai actors have is pretty significant, and it suggests they’re trying to make their botnets more difficult to take down.”

Nixon said she worries that the aggressive Mirai takedown efforts by the security community may soon prompt the crooks to adopt far more sophisticated and resilient methods of keeping their crime machines online.