Malware source code discovered on GitHub puts millions of IoT devices at risk


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The nefarious minds behind a dangerous malware called BotenaGo have uploaded the source code to GitHub on October 16th 2021 according to new research by security researchers at AT&T Alien Labs. This could mean hackers around the world, who now have access to this source code, have the ability to create their own versions of the malware and adapt it to their own attack objectives.

There is concern BotenaGo malware ‘variant’s’ will begin to surface quickly and go largely undetected because, as it stands, antivirus (AV) vendor detection for BotenaGo and its variants remains behind with very low detection coverage from most of AV vendors – only 3 out 60 can detect it.

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