Microsoft Warns About Cross-Platform DDoS Botnet


A cross-platform botnet that is primarily built to perform distributed denial-of-service assaults against personal Minecraft servers was identified by Microsoft on Thursday. The MCCrash botnet, so named because it expanded to Linux-based devices despite beginning as malicious software downloads on Windows hosts, is distinguished by a distinctive spreading method.

The business said in a report that “the botnet expands by enumerating default credentials on internet-SSH enabled devices.” IoT devices may be vulnerable to attacks like this botnet because they frequently have remote configuration enabled with potentially unsafe settings.

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