Dec 222017
 

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

A so-called “script kiddie” is behind the recently discovered Satori botnet that has scared security researchers because of its rapid rise to a size of hundreds of thousands of compromised devices.

Researchers say that a hacker named Nexus Zeta created Satori, which is a variant of the Mirai IoT malware that was released online in October 2016.

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Researchers say they’ve tracked him down because he registered domains used in the Satori infrastructure with an email address that was also used for a HackForums account —infamous meeting place for wannabe hackers.

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