Three men plead guilty in case of cyber-attack that paralyzed internet in 2016

Prosecutors say the three created Mirai ‘botnet’ used in attack and built massive network of infected devices, but were not responsible for attack itselfThree men pleaded guilty to creating a “botnet” known as Mirai that was used to paralyze chunks of the internet in 2016.Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton Norman admitted to one count of conspiracy in plea agreements filed this month. Federal prosecutors in Alaska and New Jersey said Wednesday that the men created a collection of hundreds of thousands of computers and internet-connected devices – including routers, webcams and other devices – infected with malware that they controlled

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