Dark Nexus: A New Emerging IoT Botnet Malware Spotted in the Wild
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new emerging IoT botnet threat that leverages compromised smart devices to stage ‘distributed denial-of-service’ attacks, potentially triggered on-demand through platforms offering DDoS-for-hire services.
The botnet, named “dark_nexus” by Bitdefender researchers, works by employing credential stuffing attacks against a variety of devices, such as routers (from Dasan Zhone, Dlink, and ASUS), video recorders, and thermal cameras, to co-opt them into the botnet.
So far, dark_nexus comprises at least 1,372 bots, acting as a reverse proxy, spanning across various locations in China, South Korea, Thailand, Brazil, and Russia.
Read more: The Hacker News