New IoT RapperBot Malware Targeting Linux Servers via SSH Brute Forcing Attack


Since its initial discovery in mid-June 2022, a new IoT botnet virus known as RapperBot has been seen rapidly developing its powers.

“This family borrows heavily from the original Mirai source code, but what separates it from other IoT malware families is its built-in capability to brute force credentials and gain access to SSH servers instead of Telnet as implemented in Mirai,” Fortinet FortiGuard Labs said in a report. Read More…