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New Exploit for MikroTik Router WinBox Vulnerability Gives Full Root Access

New Exploit for MikroTik Router WinBox Vulnerability Gives Full Root Access

October 08, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A known vulnerability in MikroTik routers is potentially far more dangerous than previously thought. A cybersecurity researcher from Te...
GhostDNS: New DNS Changer Botnet Hijacked Over 100,000 Routers

GhostDNS: New DNS Changer Botnet Hijacked Over 100,000 Routers

October 01, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Chinese cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a widespread, ongoing malware campaign that has already hijacked over 100,000 home route...
VPNFilter Router Malware Adds 7 New Network Exploitation Modules

VPNFilter Router Malware Adds 7 New Network Exploitation Modules

September 26, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered even more dangerous capabilities in VPNFilter —the highly sophisticated multi-stage malware that inf...
Thousands of MikroTik Routers Hacked to Eavesdrop On Network Traffic

Thousands of MikroTik Routers Hacked to Eavesdrop On Network Traffic

September 03, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Last month we reported about a widespread crypto-mining malware campaign that hijacked over 200,000 MikroTik routers using a previously d...
Hackers Infect Over 200,000 MikroTik Routers With Crypto Mining Malware

Hackers Infect Over 200,000 MikroTik Routers With Crypto Mining Malware

August 02, 2018Mohit Kumar
Security researchers have discovered at least three massive malware campaigns exploiting hundreds of thousands of unpatched MikroTik route...
Destructive and MiTM Capabilities of VPNFilter Malware Revealed

Destructive and MiTM Capabilities of VPNFilter Malware Revealed

June 06, 2018Swati Khandelwal
It turns out that the threat of the massive VPNFilter botnet malware that was discovered late last month is beyond what we initially tho...
FBI seizes control of a massive botnet that infected over 500,000 routers

FBI seizes control of a massive botnet that infected over 500,000 routers

May 23, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Shortly after Cisco's released its early report on a large-scale hacking campaign that infected over half a million routers and netwo...
Researchers unearth a huge botnet army of 500,000 hacked routers

Researchers unearth a huge botnet army of 500,000 hacked routers

May 23, 2018Swati Khandelwal
More than half a million routers and storage devices in dozens of countries have been infected with a piece of highly sophisticated IoT b...
Hackers are exploiting a new zero-day flaw in GPON routers

Hackers are exploiting a new zero-day flaw in GPON routers

May 22, 2018Mohit Kumar
Even after being aware of various active cyber attacks against the GPON Wi-Fi routers, if you haven't yet taken them off the Internet...
DNS-Hijacking Malware Targeting iOS, Android and Desktop Users Worldwide

DNS-Hijacking Malware Targeting iOS, Android and Desktop Users Worldwide

May 21, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Widespread routers' DNS hijacking malware that recently found targeting Android devices has now been upgraded its capabilities to tar...
5 Powerful Botnets Found Exploiting Unpatched GPON Router Flaws

5 Powerful Botnets Found Exploiting Unpatched GPON Router Flaws

May 10, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Well, that did not take long. Within just 10 days of the disclosure of two critical vulnerabilities in GPON router at least 5 botnet f...
A Simple Tool Released to Protect Dasan GPON Routers from Remote Hacking

A Simple Tool Released to Protect Dasan GPON Routers from Remote Hacking

May 08, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Since hackers have started exploiting two recently disclosed unpatched critical vulnerabilities found in GPON home routers, security rese...
Cybercriminals Hijack Router DNS to Distribute Android Banking Trojan

Cybercriminals Hijack Router DNS to Distribute Android Banking Trojan

April 16, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have been warning about an ongoing malware campaign hijacking Internet routers to distribute Android banking malware...
APT Hackers Infect Routers to Covertly Implant Slingshot Spying Malware

APT Hackers Infect Routers to Covertly Implant Slingshot Spying Malware

March 09, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers at Kaspersky have identified a sophisticated APT hacking group that has been operating since at least 2012 without b...
Satori IoT Botnet Exploits Zero-Day to Zombify Huawei Routers

Satori IoT Botnet Exploits Zero-Day to Zombify Huawei Routers

December 22, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Although the original creators of the infamous IoT malware Mirai have already been arrested and sent to jail, the variants of the notori...
Researcher Discloses 10 Zero-Day Flaws in D-Link 850L Wireless Routers

Researcher Discloses 10 Zero-Day Flaws in D-Link 850L Wireless Routers

September 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A security researcher has discovered not one or two but a total of ten critical zero-day vulnerabilities in routers from Taiwan-based networ...
British Hacker Admits Using Mirai Botnet to DDoS Deutsche Telekom

British Hacker Admits Using Mirai Botnet to DDoS Deutsche Telekom

July 24, 2017Mohit Kumar
An unnamed 29-year-old man, named by authorities as "Daniel K.," pleaded guilty in a German court on Friday to charges related to ...
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