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New Mirai-Inspired Botnet Could Be Using Your KGUARD DVRs in Cyber Attacks

New Mirai-inspired botnet called “mirai_ptea” leverages an undisclosed vulnerability in digital video recorders. At least 3,000 devices exposed online are susceptible to the flaw, researchers say. Mirai has been linked to a string of large-scale DDoS attacks, including one against DNS service provider Dyn in October 2016, causing major internet platforms and services to remain inaccessible to users in Europe and North America. The researchers said the KGUARD DVR firmware had vulnerable code prior to 2017 that enabled remote execution of system commands without authentication.


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