Tagged With vpnfilter

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Last week, we reported on an attack, that's been attributed to Russian malware distributors, that attacks a number of home routers and can be potentially used in large attacks or to steal data from you. Law enforcement has taken down the botnet that used the hack, called VPNFilter, but the risk isn't completely gone.

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A new botnet, boasting an army of 500,000 remotely-controlled routers in 54 countries, has been discovered. VPNFilter allows attackers to steal credentials, monitor Modbus SCADA protocols and has a destructive capability that can render an infected device unusable. It can be triggered on a single device or as part of a mass attack.