Vigilante botnet infects IoT devices before blackhats can hijack them

Hajime battles with Mirai for control over the Internet of poorly secured things.

Mirai, the botnet that threatened the Internet as we knew it last year with record-setting denial-of-service attacks, is facing an existential threat of its own: A competing botnet known as Hajime has infected at least 10,000 home routers, network-connected cameras, and other so-called Internet of Things devices.

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