Former Rutgers Student Charged with Computer Crimes in the Mirai Botnet Internet Attack

Robert Stahl, leaving the federal courthouse in Trenton on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 with former Rutgers student, left. (Jeff Granit | For NJ.com)

News Coverage on the Mirai Botnet Internet Crime Case:

Represented NJ Rutgers student charged in the District of New Jersey and the District of Alaska with a massive cyber attack identified as the Mirai botnet, which infected Internet connected devices, known as the internet of things (IoT) to attack major websites with a “distributed denial of service” (DDoS) attacks, bringing the sites down. Infected devices included unsecured webcams, security cameras and wireless routers. The Mirai botnet was distributed online, and affected the French hosting provider OVH and Brian Krebs own security website that reports on such attacks. Mirai was later used to bring down Dyn, the domain name system used by Twitter, PayPal, Spotify, and Reddit.


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