Researchers have discovered yet another Internet of Things botnet derived from Mirai -- but instead of conducting DDoS attacks or cryptomining like most variants, this one's core functionality is exfiltrating information and executing malicious commands.

Making matters worse, the malware's potential target list is unusually large, considering that it supports attacks against a variety of architectures, including MIPS, ARM, x86, x64, PowerPC and SuperH.

Researchers from Avast detailed the new botnet malware, named Torii, in a company blog post yesterday, noting that it's been active since at least December 2017.

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