AT&T Alien Labs finds new Golang malware (BotenaGo) targeting millions of routers and IoT devices with more than 30 exploits


Executive summary

AT&T Alien Labs™  has found new malware written in the open source programming language Golang. Deployed with more than 30 exploits, it has the potential of targeting millions of routers and IoT devices.

Key Takeaways:

  • BotenaGo has more than 30 different exploit functions to attack a target.
  • The malware creates a backdoor and waits to either receive a target to attack from a remote operator through port 19412 or from another related module running on the same machine.
  • It is yet unclear which threat actor is behind the malware and number of infected devices.

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