Amateur Hacker Behind Satori Botnet

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.


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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