Around two months ago, a hacker called Anna-senpai published the source code of a piece of malware designed to automatically scan the internet and infect easy-to-hack devices to turn them into zombie computers to be used in cyberattacks. That, in theory, gave every hacker in the world an easy chance to build a botnet of hacked Internet of Things ready to be enlisted in massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. And, in fact, unknown hackers launched a turf war to control the vulnerable devices and the botnet, and they attacked big targets, taking down Twitter, Spotify and others as collateral damage.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Motherboard