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Mirai-makers plead guilty, Hajime still lurks in shadows

Riot doesn’t go in for New Year predictions much, but we think Hajime will be a name on most security reporters’ lips at some point in 2018 – a more potent version of the Mirai malware that threatens to run rampant across the Internet of Many Unsecured Things. Mirai itself has made the news this week, because its apparent author has now plead guilty to such accusations, leveled against him by the FBI. However, this isn’t the end for the now open-sourced Mirai. Wired extensively covered the admission, which took place in a court in Anchorage – and profiles the interesting FBI investigation. The three accused, all Americans, have collectively confessed to unleashing Mirai on the world – but notably,…

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