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Chalubo, a new IoT botnet emerges in the threat landscape

October 24, 2018

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Security experts from Sophos Labs have spotted a new piece of IoT malware tracked as Chalubo that is attempting to recruit devices into a botnet used to launch DDoS attacks.
Security experts from Sophos Labs have spotted a new piece of Linux malware tracked as Chalubo (ChaCha-Lua-bot) that is targeting IoT devices in an attempt to recruit them into a botnet used to launch DDoS attacks.

The new IoT malware borrows code from the Xor.DDoS and Mirai bots, it also implements fresh evasion techniques, for example, the authors have encrypted both the main component and its corresponding Lua script using the ChaCha stream cipher.

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