MONROE, La., Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Botnets continue to find new ways to exploit the growing cache of internet-connected devices. According to new threat intelligence from CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), TheMoon is one of the latest examples of how far these threats have evolved. TheMoon is a modular botnet that targets vulnerabilities in routers within broadband networks. In recent months, CenturyLink Threat Research Labs discovered an undocumented module of TheMoon designed to allow the botnet to be leveraged as a service by other malicious actors.
Read the CenturyLink Threat Research Labs report on TheMoon: https://www.netformation.com/our-pov/a-new-phase-of-themoon/.
"TheMoon is a stark reminder that the threat from IoT botnets continues to evolve," said Mike Benjamin, head of CenturyLink's Threat Research Labs. "Not only does TheMoon demonstrate the ability to distribute malicious modules of differing functionality, but it's designed to function like a botnet as a service, enabling other malicious actors to use it for credential brute forcing, video advertisement fraud and general traffic obfuscation, among other uses."
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world's best networking company by solving customers' increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers' trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.