A new botnet has been discovered that is targeting IoT devices and Grand Theft Auto according to security researchers at Radware. Tony Hart, Chief Architect of Engineering at Corero commented below.
Tony Hart, Chief Architect of Engineering at Corero:
“This new JenX Botnet is a standard variant of the Mirai/Satori virus with one major difference and that is that it does not self-propagate and is able to recruit new Botnet members through central services. This botnet is designed to specifically target gaming providers and is leveraging two known vulnerabilities. Hackers are offering this botnet as DDoS service with a guaranteed bandwidth of 290 to 300 Gbps so anyone can easily buy the services and add any other payloads for maximum impact.”