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New Mirai Variant and ZHtrap Botnet Malware Emerge in the Wild

Cybersecurity researchers on Monday disclosed a new wave of ongoing attacks exploiting multiple vulnerabilities to deploy Mirai variants on compromised systems.
“Upon successful exploitation, the attackers try to download a malicious shell script, which contains further infection behaviors such as downloading and executing Mirai variants and brute-forcers,” Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 Threat