Vigilante botnet infects IoT devices before blackhats can hijack them

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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.