Mirai vs. Nitol [infographic]

Mirai and Nitol are two of the most virulent malware threats the online security community has ever seen to date. Nitol was first detected in China in 2012 and quickly infected Windows PC units inside the factory where they were manufactured. Mirai made headlines in 2016 for attacking Dyn, a well-known DNS provider and also causing havoc with dozens of well-known websites.

Like retro monster movies, these two malicious botnets tower ominously above the corporate and IoT landscape. And like Mothra and Godzilla, the debate rages on: Who dominates among malware monsters, Mirai or Nitol?

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