Mirai Botnet - Binary Fetch Detection

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9750


The remote host was observed fetching a malicious binary.


The remote host seems to be infected with Mirai malware. This host was observed fetching a malicious binary for the Mirai botnet. Mirai is a linux-based botnet that primarily targets online consumer devices such as remote cameras, home routers, and DVRs. Once a system is compromised, it will download additional tools to interact with the botnet and for persistence.


There is a high probability that this device has been compromised. You should manually inspect and clean this system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 9750

File Name: 9750.prm

Family: Backdoors

Published: 2016/11/02

Modified: 2016/11/02

Dependencies: 5266

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High