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What a surprise, a new IoT botnet emerges, Hakai

The latest threat for sysadmins to worry about is Hakai, carrying on a naming convention that Mirai, Hajime, and Satori seem to have cemented. Translating to ‘destruction’ in Japanese, there has been a sharp spike in Hakai activity in the past two weeks, first spotted by NewSky Security back in June. But for as long as companies are going to be so lax with their security policies, these botnets are going to be a fact of life. Riot has outlined the problem before, which is going to be especially prevalent as smart home devices are commoditized, as the device makers will view security costs as an expense that can be cut, in order to slash the bill of materials as…

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