Researchers from security company Radware have discovered a new botnet designed to advantage of weak internet-of-things devices spread around the world. The botnet, which Radware calls JenX, uses the same techniques and codes as the Mirai botnet, a massive network of hacked devices that caused an internet outage across the US in Botnets are networks of devices hijacked by hackers, who can then use them to attack servers, send spam emails or mine for cryptocurrency. Often they're used for distributed denial-of-service attacks, which flood servers with so much traffic that it forces them to go offline. Radware's researchers said JenX is linked to San Calvicie, a hacking group with a server located in Seychelles, a small island country off the coast of eastern Africa. The botnet's host server traced back to San Calvicie's website, which offers hosting for the Rockstar Games title, released in Players create mods for the year-old game and host them online so others can join in. The group originally offered the volume of attacks at Gbps, but tripled it to Gbps after it started building the JenX botnet on Monday. Radware's researchers said JenX is a lot stealthier than the Mirai botnet, and it's hard to determine how many devices are hijacked unless you're the target of the attack. The post also said the botnet could take down OVH, a French cloud hosting provider that Mirai attacked in
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This reference architecture details the steps to setup a basic Azure backend that will host a game server on either Windows or Linux, using Minecraft server as an example. A resource group is a logical collection of Azure resources. All resources are deployed and managed in a resource group. Do the following to create a resource group:. Create a resource and choose a virtual machine with the operating system that the game server will run on. Search for the following in the Azure Portal, they are usually amongst the most popular:. Select the Azure subscription , resource group, name of the virtual machine and the region. Setup the machine administrator username and password , for being able to access it later remotely. Allow the public inbound ports for being able to connect to the virtual machine as an administrator later maintenance ports , the specific ports from your game server will be enabled afterwards:.