From routers to DVRs, default passwords are found widely among household devices – and these credentials were used to carry out what’s been called the largest DDoS attack on record. It has been revealed that the Mirai botnet, one of two networks involved in the recent cyberattacks, used 61 username and password combinations to attempt ‘brute-force’ hacks into thousands of devices around the world. And, the botnet’s author has released the source code along with instructions for its configuration and set-up, meaning similar threats may soon be on the rise, according to CSO.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Daily Mail