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More than 1 million web cameras infected with malware BASHLITE

More than 1 million web cameras infected with malware BASHLITE

by sigismund » 2016-08-31 15:20:37


96% of the 1 million infected devices are part of the "Internet of things".


More than a million web-cameras and DVRs consumer-grade are part of a botnet used by cyber criminals to carry out DDoS-attacks. According to experts of the Level 3 Threat Research Labs, devices infected with malware family Lizkebab, (also known as BASHLITE, Torlus, and Gafgyt).

"We were amazed by the results of the study. Selecting the average fairly well-known botnets, we decided to test ourselves and learn about them as much as possible. The results were quite unexpected. During the study, malware BASHLITE found that it is associated with botnets, it is much more organized and structured than we anticipated," said Dale drew (Dale Drew) of Level 3 Threat Research Labs.

In a short period of time, the number of devices participating in botnets BASHLITE increased significantly. In July this year, the researchers found only 74 of the bot connected to attacker-controlled C&C servers. Some time later the number increased to 120 thousand a More detailed study BASHLITE brought experts on 100 C&C servers. Some of them were in 100 DDoS attacks per day, 75% of which lasted less than five minutes.

According to experts, 96% of the 1 million infected devices are part of the "Internet of things", nearly 4% are routers and less than 1% of Linux servers. Most bots the scientists found in Taiwan, Colombia and Brazil.
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