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MCCrash Cross-Platform Botnet

Updated on 2022-12-16

Microsoft warned of a cross-platform botnet, MCCrash, launching DDoS attacks against private Minecraft servers. The tech giant tracks the threat actor as DEV-1028. Read more: MCCrash: Cross-platform DDoS botnet targets private Minecraft servers

Updated on 2022-12-15

Microsoft has a report on MCCrash, an IoT botnet operated by the DEV-1028 threat actor and used to launch DDoS attacks against private Minecraft servers. Read more: MCCrash: Cross-platform DDoS botnet targets private Minecraft servers

Overview: MCCrash Cross-Platform Botnet

Researchers from Microsoft Security Threat Intelligence have detected a cross-platform botnet that infects both Windows and Linux machines. Known as MCCrash, the botnet has been used to take down Minecraft servers and launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.


Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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