Security Alert: Botnet Attack

Luma not only improves your wifi coverage and speeds, but also improves your home's network security.   Luma is constantly monitoring your home's network traffic and is able to identify and alert when threats or threat-like behaviors are detected.

There are several types of alerts that home user may encounter. Below is an overview of the alert notifications that you might see should your home come under attack.


Botnet Attack


The Botnet Attack alert notification will occur when your Luma has observed traffic on your network that reflects involvement in an active botnet.  This may also be indicative of communication with a Command and Control (C&C). This means that the infected device on your network is communicating with a known criminal network and may be inadvertently part of that same cyber-criminal network and attempting to carry out nefarious actions on their behalf with your device.  

If Luma security blocking is enabled, this will disrupt communication with the C&C infrastructure. However, many of these criminal systems are very robust and build several layers of redundancy. It is best that you review the compromised device and confirm that the system is up to date with respect to security patches. You should also review your anti-virus settings an make sure that they too are up to date.


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