Mirai botnet malware scans for insecure IoT devices, like security cameras, DVRs, and routers, that uses their default passwords and then enslaves them into a botnet network, which is then used to launch DDoS attacks. It is available on line in different forms, but all can be devastating. If older or much younger folks had been caught with this, it could have been deadly as well. Unfortunately many of these attacks are done by kids, just trying to see what mischief they can cause. And tho in this case no one was injured, they could have been.
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