MONROE, La., Oct. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Since its debut in 2016, when it disrupted global internet traffic through a far-reaching distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, the malware known as Mirai has evolved into several variants capable of amassing infected internet-connected devices for similar attacks. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is sharing new intelligence from the CenturyLink Threat Research Labs documenting the recent resurgence and evolution of the Mirai variant named Satori or Mirai Okiru.
Read the CenturyLink Threat Research Labs report on Satori: https://www.netformation.com/our-pov/the-resilient-satori-botnet/.
"Collaboration among providers and the security research community is vital in combatting ongoing and evolving cyber threats," said Mike Benjamin, head of CenturyLink's Threat Research Labs. "That's why CenturyLink's objective is to use our expansive view of the threat landscape to protect our network and those of our customers from malicious actors."
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world's best networking company by solving customers' increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers' trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.
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