The infamous Mirai IoT malware is now capable of  targeting Windows systems, according to researchers as an antivirus firm. The original version of the malware was discovered in August 2016, and the new Windows version is being used by cybercriminals to infect Internet of Things devices and conduct distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Richard Meeus, VP Technology at NSFOCUS IB commented below.

Richard Meeus, VP Technology at NSFOCUS IB:

Richard Meeus“The use of Windows to distribute Mirai means that it has now established a bridgehead into private networks. Previously, IoT devices that were not connected directly to the internet were not thought to be as heavily at risk as those that were. With Windows ever-present in many homes and businesses Mirai now has a new vehicle to infect even more devices.”

Experts Comments

Stay Tuned! Our Information Security Experts Community is responding .....

Submit Your Expert Comments

What do you think of the topic? Do you agree with expert(s) or share your expert opinion below.
Be part of our growing Information Security Expert Community (1000+), please register here.

Write Your Expert Comments *
Your Registered Email *
Notification Email (If different from your registered email)
* By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this web site.