Three Men Plead Guilty to Massive Mirai Botnet Attacks in 2016

A former Rutgers University student and two other men pleaded guilty to computer crimes related to the creation, sale and use of the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks, according to court documents. Paras Jha pleaded guilty during an appearance in federal court in New Jersey on Tuesday to charges involving writing code that allowed him to infect and control devices with Mirai.