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ITProPortal | IoTroop botnet: How to protect yourself from the cyber-storm of the century

Author: Matt Mead Posted In: IoT

The IoTroop botnet, which shares an extensive code base with the leaked Mirai source code, stands to cause even more damage than its predecessor.

Almost one year ago exactly, computers across the grid were attacked by a powerful IoT botnet called Mirai. In late September 2016, this botnet emerged in a massive distributed denial of service attack against the website of journalist Brian Krebs, kicking off a chain of similar attacks against everything from the hosting company, OVH, to the internet performance management company, Dyn.

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