Mozi malware botnet goes dark after mysterious use of kill-switch

After an unidentified mysterious entity released a payload on September 27, 2023, deactivating all bots with a kill switch, Mozi virus botnet activities stopped in August.

The well-known DDoS (distributed denial of service) malware botnet Mozi first surfaced in 2019 and is mostly focused on Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets including routers, DVRs, and other internet-connected devices.

The malware infiltrated devices into its decentralized peer-to-peer network by taking advantage of well-known vulnerabilities or weak default passwords. BitTorrent’s DHT (distributed hash table) protocol is used for communication between devices in this network read more Mozi malware botnet goes dark after mysterious use of kill-switch.

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