Whoops! Researchers accidentally crash botnet used to launch DDoS and cryptomining campaigns
By Graham Cluley on Thu, 12/01/2022
Researchers investigating a newly-discovered botnet have admitted that they "accidentally" broke it. In November, security experts at Akamai described a Golang-based botnet that they had discovered, hijacking PCs via SSH and weak credentials in order to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and mine cryptocurrency. The botnet, which the researchers called KmsdBot attacked both...