back to article OMG, that's downright Wicked: Botnet authors twist corpse of Mirai into new threats

Cybercrooks are using the infamous Mirai IoT botnet as a framework to quickly add in new exploits and functionalities, it has emerged. The tactic is dramatically decreasing the development time for new botnets, according to research from Netscout's Arbor Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT). The work looks at four …

  1. GnuTzu

    Wheat on a Chessboard

    The article indicates accelerated growth. How much more can the acceleration grow? Could this acceleration become exponential? I'm inclined to think there's an upper limit, but even on the logistics curve the upper limit is starvation and the upper knee of the curve is the suffering that signals the impending doom. Remember, a standard chessboard wouldn't hold but a few handfuls of wheat; but under exponential growth, the chessboard massively buried before the first quarter of it is filled.

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