Executive Summary The Hide ‘N Seek botnet was first discovered in January 2018 and is known for its unique use of Peer-to-Peer communication between bots. Since its discovery, the malware family has seen a couple of upgrades, from the addition of persistence and new exploits, to targeting Android devices via the Android Debug Bridge (ADB).
Our researchers have discovered a new Mirai variant that uses 8 new vulnerabilities and targets new IoT devices.
Unit 42 has uncovered new variants of the well-known IoT botnets Mirai and Gafgyt.
Unit 42 documents the emergence of three malware campaigns built on publicly available source code for the Mirai and Gafgyt malware families that incorporate multiple known exploits affecting Internet of Things (IoT) device.
Unit 42 analyzes critical vulnerability CVE-2018-7600, also known as, drupalgeddon2