Palo Alto Networks reports that during the second half of 2022, a variant of the Mirai malware known as V3G4 was observed exploiting 13 vulnerabilities to recruit Internet of Things (IoT) devices into a botnet.
Once the targeted security flaws have been successfully exploited, the malware seizes complete control of the exposed devices and uses them to carry out a variety of malicious operations, such as distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Based on the use of hardcoded command-and-control (C&C) domains, malware downloaders, an XOR decryption key, identical functions, and a “stop list,” Mirai variant V3G4 was used in numerous attack campaigns beginning in July 2022, most likely by the same threat actor.
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