Mirai Used as Payload in Hadoop YARN Vulnerability

2-22-11

A Mirai variant has been discovered targeting unpatched Linux servers, shifting the use of the malicious payload beyond the internet of things (IoT), according to new research from NETSCOUT ASERT. Using their honeypot network to monitor the tens of thousands of daily exploit attempts for the Hadoop YARN vulnerability, Arbor’s Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT) researchers surprisingly found the all-too-familiar Mirai payload.

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