Author of multiple IoT botnets pleads guilty

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

A 21-year-old from Vancouver, Washington pleaded guilty today to creating and operating multiple iterations of DDoS botnets made up of home routers and other networking and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Kenneth Currin Schuchman, known online as Nexus Zeta, rented access to these botnets to others, but he also used the botnets to launch DDoS attacks against various targets himself, according to court documents obtained by ZDNet.

Read more on ZDNet.

Brian Krebs also covers the plea and background on the case on KrebsOnSecurity.

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