GPON Home Routers Are Over TheMoon Botnet

Dasan’s gigabit-capable passive optical network (GPON) home routers are again the target of zero-day exploits using a new botnet called TheMoon, according to researchers at Qihoo 360 Netlab.

While activity of TheMoon botnet emerged in 2014, it’s only been seen adding internet of things (IoT) device exploits into its code since 2017, Qihoo 360 Netlab researchers wrote in a 21 May post. TheMoon is the latest to “join the party” of botnetsĀ attacking GPON home routers.

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