RapperBot Malware Targeting Linux Servers via SSH Brute

A new IoT botnet malware dubbed RapperBot has been observed rapidly

It was first discovered in mid-June 2022.

The malware, which gets its name from an embedded URL to a YouTube rap music video in an earlier version

This family borrows heavily from the original Mirai source code

The attacks entail brute-forcing potential targets using a list of credentials received from a remote server.

This presents a threat to compromised SSH servers as threat actors can access them

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