In Autumn of 2016, two security researchers were tracking something big. Really big. Hundreds of thousands of Internet-connected devices were being scanned for open vulnerabilities and herded into a massive botnet. But why?
In this episode of Root Access, host Mike Storm and the team dig into the Mirai botnet, its lasting impact on the security industry, and the work of two researchers to find its target before it launched the largest DDoS event in history.