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Mirai botnet guilty plea and explanation

Hack attack that took internet offline was about extortion and revenge

December 13th, 2017

Last year, hackers used a network of hundreds of thousands of hijacked devices to take major portions of the internet offline for hours. The Mirai botnet, as it’s called, conscripted routers, smart fridges, and CCTV cameras to take down vital services that power companies like PayPal and Netflix. New Jersey man Paras Jha pleaded guilty today …