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Use home networking kit? DDoS bot is BACK...and it has EVOLVED

2014/09/09

The Register - (International) A researcher identified a new variant of the Lightaidra router-to-router malware that targets consumer-grade cable and DSL modems using default passwords in order to use them in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The new variant is able to reconfigure victims' firewalls and requires Linux to be running on targeted devices in order to infect them.

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/09/linux_modem_bot/

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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