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TheMoon bot infected 40,000 devices in January and February

March 27, 2024

The Black Lotus Labs team at Lumen Technologies uncovered an updated version of “TheMoon” bot targeting end-of-life (EoL) small home/small office (SOHO) routers and IoT devices. The new version of the bot has been spotted infecting thousands of outdated devices in 88 countries.

The activity of the TheMoon botnet was first spotted in 2014, and since 2017 its operators added to the code of the bot at least 6 IoT device exploits. The botnet targeted broadband modems or routers from several vendors, including Linksys, ASUS, MikroTik, D-Link, and GPON routers.

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