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3/19/2019
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New Mirai Version Targets Business IoT Devices

The notorious Internet of Things botnet is evolving to attack more types of devices - including those found in enterprises.

In yet another sign that the infamous Mirai botnet is evolving to target enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) systems, researchers have spotted a new iteration of the malware that infects WePresent WiPG-1000 Wireless Presentation systems and LG Supersign TVs.

"Both these devices are intended for use by businesses. This development indicates to us a potential shift to using Mirai to target enterprises," according to Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 research group, which published its findings on the new botnet variant this week. The researchers last fall found Mirai exploiting vulnerabilities in Apache Struts and SonicWall.

The new Mirai malware version also targets routers, network storage devices, network video recorders (NVRs), and IP cameras, and includes 11 new exploits among a total of 27. Unit 42 found the new Mirai variant hosted on a compromised website in Colombia that describes itself as an electronic security and alarm monitoring firm.

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3/19/2019 | 9:46:05 AM
Small scale note
When we moved to Georgia in 2014, we purchased a fine SHARP 60" Smart TV which has, of course, become a joke at the price we paid back then.  Internet smart and I always view that as a potential point of compromise for my home network.   Seems to be coming true and, hey, if they can infect a network through a net connected fish tank thermometer ......
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