Mirai botnet is targeting RCE vulnerability in F5 BIG-IP software

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The bug could enable an attacker to create or delete files, intercept information and otherwise compromise the system

The Mirai botnet is now trying to exploit a critical RCE bug in F5 BIG-IP software that researchers identified last month. That's according to the researchers from cyber security firm Trend Micr...

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