Possible return of Mirai malware US
Cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks has found that a new variant of Mirai malware has been discovered. Mirai is best known for being used in the 2016 distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. This time, the new variant targets devices such as routers, network storage devices, network video recorders, and IP cameras. This development, according to the report, indicates that Mirai might be used to target enterprises this time. The report warns that enterprises need to be aware of the status of their Internet of things (IoT) devices on their network and therefore should ‘change default passwords, ensure that devices are fully up-to-date on patches. And in the case of devices that cannot be patched, to remove those devices from the network as a last resort’.