CloudFlare has warned of another massive botnet that appears to be ramping up and targeting the US West Coast. The emerging botnet is not related to Mirai, but it is capable of enormous distributed denial-of-service attacks. Sean Newman, Director at Corero Network Security commented below.

Sean Newman, Director at Corero Network Security:

Sean Newman“Cyber attackers are well known for creating toolkits and then sharing them for broader use – as DDoS continues its current resurgence; it is no surprise to find that the same is happening here. Whether this latest discovery is an evolution of the recent Mirai code, or leveraging a completely new vector, it’s another demonstration of the attacker’s creativity – building on existing knowledge, to uncover and exploit new vulnerabilities for nefarious purposes. It’s another great example of why DDoS protection is becoming a top priority for so many organisations.”