Jan, 2017 : Creator of Mirai Botnet Extorting Web Hosting Companies

January 23, 2017 - Brian Krebs, a security journalist, has put in hundreds of hours trying to figure out the person behind the Mirai botnet. This specific malware was used to take down Kreb's website in September and also to take down Dyn in October.

Krebs believes the author of this malware is Anna-Senpai and posted a long article about his reasoning on the website krebsonsecurity.com, recently. While Anna-Senpai isn't the author's real identity, Kreb believes he has the real identity nailed.

He believes it may be Jha, due to a nearly exact skill-set for programming and coding listed on Jha's LinkedIn profile compared to that of Anna-Senpai's skill-set found in Hackforums. However, Jha has denied the allegations and has denied being involved in the DDoS attacks on Rutgers last year, too.

Anna-Senpai has gone as far as to email many web hosts and ISPs threatening a DDoS attack if they don't pay a reason. This person has also used the name OG_Richard_Stallman.


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