Moobot botnet

Pierluigi Paganini May 03, 2024
Russia-linked APT28 and crooks are still using the Moobot botnet

The Ubiquiti EdgeRouter botnet is still used by Russia-linked group APT28 and cybercriminals organizations. Trend Micro researchers reported that the EdgeRouter botnet, called Moobot, used by the APT28 group is still active and is also used by cyber criminal organizations. In January, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), US Cyber Command, and […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 15, 2024
US Gov dismantled the Moobot botnet controlled by Russia-linked APT28

The US authorities dismantled the Moobot botnet, which was controlled by the Russia-linked cyberespionage group APT28. A court order allowed US authorities to neutralize the Moobot botnet, a network of hundreds of small office/home office (SOHO) routers under the control of the Russia-linked group APT28. The botnet was used by the Russian state-sponsored hackers to […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 03, 2023
Moobot botnet spreads by targeting Cacti and RealTek flaws

The Moobot botnet is actively exploiting critical vulnerabilities in Cacti, and Realtek in attacks in the wild. FortiGuard Labs researchers observed an ongoing hacking campaign targeting Cacti (CVE-2022-46169) and Realtek (CVE-2021-35394) vulnerabilities to spread ShellBot and Moobot malware. The ShellBot, also known as PerlBot, is a Perl-based DDoS bot that uses IRC protocol for C2 communications. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 07, 2022
Moobot botnet is back and targets vulnerable D-Link routers

The Moobot botnet is behind a new wave of attacks that started in early August and that target vulnerable D-Link routers. Palo Alto Network’s Unit 42 researchers reported a new wave of attacks launched by the Moobot botnet that target vulnerable D-Link routers. The Mirai-based Moobot botnet was first documented by Palo Alto Unit 42 researchers in February […]