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DDoS-Capable IoT Botnet ‘Chalubo’ Rises

By Ionut Arghire on October 23, 2018

 

A new piece of malware is targeting Internet of Things (IoT) devices in an attempt to ensnare them into a botnet capable of launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, Sophos Labs reports.

 

Dubbed Chalubo (ChaCha-Lua-bot), the malware incorporates code from the Xor.DDoS and Mirai families, but also brings improvements in the form of anti-analysis techniques. Specifically, the authors have encrypted both the main component and its corresponding Lua script using the ChaCha stream cipher.

 

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