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Possible Creator of Satori Botnet Arrested

A 20-year-old was indicted on federal charges last week in Alaska and is accused of being the hacker behind the Satori Botnet, Nexus Zeta.  Kenneth Currin Schuchman has been accused of damaging 10 or more computers over a one-year period after infecting at least half a million routers worldwide.  Satori is a variant of the Mirai botnet which was created after the source code for the Mirai botnet was released publicly.  Poor Operational Security (OPSEC), aided federal investigators in arresting Schuchman after it was discovered that he had used his home IP address to carry out parts of his campaign.  Investigators were also aided by rival hackers who doxed Schuchman after becoming annoyed with him.

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