The Mirai botnet is a malicious network of infected Internet of Thing (IoT) devices, largely made up of DVRs and IP-based security cameras, which I’ve mentioned in a number of videos. Brian Krebs, a well-known security journalist and researchers, first disclosed Mirai to the public after it launched a huge distributed denial of service (DDoS) against his web site.
In his latest update, Krebs has released an 8000+ word article describing how he discovered the named individual he believes wrote Mirai, and may have used it for DDoS attacks. Watch the video below for a quick summary of Kreb’s research, and how this creation may have started with the battle over popular Minecraft servers. If you have the time, I highly recommend you read the article (linked in the Reference section) for more details on Kreb’s interesting investigation.
Episode Runtime: 4:21
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM4C6GJSmrE
- Kreb’s long article on identifying the alleged author of the Mirai botnet – Krebs on Security
- Glossary for Kreb’s Mirai author article – Krebs on Security