For most people, cybercrime is a mystery, peppered with claims and theories as well as weird and funny names of the supposed hackers. This article is well worth reading as it not only attempts to identify who was responsible for the Mirai botnet, but also sheds light on how top notch investigative reporters do their work.
the identity of Anna-Senpai, the mysterious publisher of the Mirai source code Mirai is responsible for some of the largest DDoS attacks ever seen Anna-Senpai, the mysterious leaker of the Mirai code, has apparently been unmasked by Brian Krebs. Krebs, an investigative security journalist and founder of KrebsOnSecurity, was the subject of a record breaking DDoS attack which became the first in a series of record breaking attacks in late 2016, employing Mirai botnets. Now, Krebs has published a lengthy history, the product of “hundreds of hours of research”, of his attempts to discover more about Mirai and the mysterious hacker who published its source code. The investigation navigates through Minecraft server wars, Anime aficionados and finally to the person behind the enigmatic Anna-Senpai persona.