RouteX malware infects Netgear routers to mount attacks

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  1. hawki

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    "RouteX malware: Russian hacker infects Netgear routers to mount attacks against Fortune 500 firms

    The malware hijacks routers and turns them into proxies, allowing the hacker to launch credential stuffing attacks.

    A Russian-speaking hacker is using a new variant of the RouteX malware to infect Netgear routers and further launch attacks against Fortune 500 firms. The malware hijacks vulnerable routers and turns them into SOCKS proxies, which the attacker then leverages in further attacks involving 'credential stuffing against Fortune 500 companies'...."

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/routex-mal...unt-attacks-against-fortune-500-firms-1639468
     
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