The Internet of Things becomes more and more ubiquitous and new impacts in the landscape of classical network activities can be observed due to the fact of pervasive computing. Referring to latest statistics from Cisco, in 2020 the number of connected devices will easily exceed 50 billion of smart devices. Securing connected devices such as surveillance cameras or even fridges and mattresses becomes more and more important since they face a plethora of security issues. These security vulnerabilities range from weakly secured devices to intrusion attacks. The attractiveness for attacking IoT devices is simple, the devices are permanently online (even if there is no need), have no or only weak protection mechanism if at all. In this abstract we shortly describe first results of an ongoing extended practical analysis of the Internet of Things (IoT) malware Mirai, by inspecting traffic from a blackhole and applying various evaluation techniques.