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A new Go-based malware named ‘Zerobot’ has been spotted in mid-November using exploits for almost two dozen vulnerabilities in a variety of devices that include F5 BIG-IP, Zyxel firewalls, Totolink and D-Link routers, and Hikvision cameras.

The purpose of the malware is to add compromised devices to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnet to launch powerful attacks against specified targets.

Zerobot can scan the network and self-propagate to adjacent devices as well as run commands on Windows (CMD) or Linux (Bash).

Security researchers at Fortinet discovered Zerobot and say that since November a new version has emerged with additional modules and exploits for new flaw, indicating that the malware is under active development.