Mirai Variant Botnet Takes Aim at Financials

The Mirai botnet was recently used to target at least three European institutions in the financial sector.  These institutions were hit by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, one of which hit 30 Gbps.  Researchers determined that the botnet in one attack was comprised of 80% MikroTik routers and 20% various IoT devices.  A layered security strategy focusing on DDoS mitigation services and policy adherence can help to limit the success of these types of attacks and limit downtime.

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