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Mirai DDoS could be back, as it adds 13 more router brands to its arsenal

The dreaded Mirai distributed denial of service (DDoS) botnet might be set for a return after researchers spotted a lookalike botnet expanding fast.

Cybersecurity researchers from Fortinet recently observed a botnet called IZ1H9 adding a dozen new payloads. The botnet is based on Mirai, and targets routers from almost a dozen manufacturers, vulnerable to multiple flaws. The routers being targeted with new payloads include those built by D-Link, Netis, Sunhillo, Geutebruck, Yealink, Zyxel, TP-Link, Korenix, TOTOLINK, and possibly Prolink. The vulnerabilities the hackers are going for with these payloads date from 2015 to 2023. 

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