16K Strong DDoS-for-Hire Botnet Provides 420+ GB/s Club to Knock Out Websites

Following the public release of multiple botnets' source code, botnet building is now just a matter of copy-pasting code or using a botnet builder tool. 

Taking this into consideration, it's no surprise that security researchers detected more and more forks and copycats of highly efficient and very dangerous botnets such as Mirai.

One of them is the Bushido botnet which, as FortiGuard Labs team reports, was first detected on September 17 and it is a built using a lot of code from Mirai's leaked source code.

Although an obvious fork of Mirai, the Bushido botnet comes with a number of extra exploit tools to target new vulnerabilities such as remote command injections, auth bypasses, and arbitrary command execution in multi... (read more)

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