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DDoS botnet relies on thousands of insecure routers in 109 countries

2015/05/12

Softpedia - (International) An investigation by the Web site security company Incapsula revealed that cybercriminals are using tens of thousands of Internet service providers (ISP) distributed home routers with default security configurations to create large botnets for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Findings revealed that 60 command and control (C&C) servers were being used for the botnets by a variety of groups employing various forms of malware worldwide.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/DDoS-Botnet-Relies-on-Thousands-of-Insecure-Routers-in-109-Countries-480940.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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