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ALERT! Hackers targeting IoT devices with a new P2P botnet malware

Cybersecurity researchers have taken the wraps off a new botnet hijacking Internet-connected smart devices in the wild to perform nefarious tasks, mostly DDoS attacks, and illicit cryptocurrency coin mining. Discovered by Qihoo 360’s Netlab security team, theHEH Botnet written in Go language and armed with a proprietary peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol, spreads via a brute-force attack of the