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This dangerous botnet might have been taken down by a simple typo

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A threat actor irretrievably destroyed its own botnet with nothing more than a typo.

Cybersecurity firm Akamai spotted the blunder in KmsdBot, a cryptomining botnet that also had distributed denial of service (DDoS (opens in new tab)) capabilities, before recently crashing and reporting an “index out of range” error. 

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