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Researchers Uncover ‘Pink’ Botnet Malware That Infected Over 1.6 Million Devices

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2021
Researchers Uncover ‘Pink’ Botnet Malware That Infected Over 1.6 Million Devices

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Cybersecurity researchers disclosed details of what they say is the “largest botnet” observed in the wild in the last six years, infecting over 1.6 million devices primarily located in China, with the goal of launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and inserting advertisements into HTTP websites visited by unsuspecting users.

Qihoo 360’s Netlab security team dubbed the botnet “Pink” based on a sample obtained on November 21, 2019, owing to a large number of function names starting with “pink.”

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