Security Researchers Discover Linksys Router Botnet Vulnerability


Posted By: Michael Dickie to Security 3 years ago
Security Researchers Discover Linksys Router Botnet Vulnerability

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the firmware of several Linksys routers. If you are the sad owner of  any of the following Linksys Routers: E4200, E3200, E3000, E2500, E2100L, E2000, E1550, E1500, E1200, E1000, E900, E300, WAG320N, WAP300N, WAP610N, WES610N, WET610N, WRT610N, WRT600N, WRT400N, WRT320N, WRT160N and WRT150N you will want to give us a call to get your router firmware updated so the network device can keep you protected.

Security researchers have discovered a flaw in the firmware of some Linksys routers that could allow a hacker to gain control remotely, possibly turning a group of infected routers into a botnet. The vulnerability has been exploited by malware dubbed TheMoon, according to a story at Computerworld, and the SANS Institute’s Internet Storm Center reports it has spotted Linksys E1000 and E1200 routers that were scanning the Net for other routers to infect.
 

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