Mirai admission

Written by Mark Evans

A man in the US has admitted being one of the persons behind the Mirai malware that caused widespread disruption to the internet in 2016.

Over a quarter of a million devices were affected and used for DDoS attacks, and Paras Jha has admitted his part in the operation. Two others (Josiah White and Dalton Norman) are also pleading guilty to using the botnet for gain.

As chaos spread via the malware, major sites including Amazon, BBC, Netflix, Reddit and Twitter were subject to issues.