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Researchers discovered a new Go-based botnet called Zerobot that exploits two dozen security vulnerabilities IoT devices.

Fortinet FortiGuard Labs researchers have discovered a new Go-based botnet called Zerobot that spreads by exploiting two dozen security vulnerabilities in the internet of things (IoT) devices and other applications.

“This botnet, known as Zerobot, contains several modules, including self-replication, attacks for different protocols, and self-propagation.” reads the advisory published by Fortinet. “It also communicates with its command-and-control server using the WebSocket protocol. Based on some IPS signatures trigger count, this campaign started its distribution of the current version sometime after mid-November.