A complaint unsealed by the Department of Justice on Thursday alleges a New York firm engineered a years-long scheme to deceive the U.S. government: selling Chinese manufactured cameras and other gear to the U.S. Military, the Department of Energy and other government agencies that it claimed were “Made in the U.S.A”.
A survey of more than 6,000 firmware images spanning more than a decade finds no improvement in firmware security and lax security standards for the software running connected devices by Linksys, NETGEAR and other major vendors.
Malware dubbed “VPNFilter” that initially targeted small-office, home routers and network-attached (NAS) storage boxes is spreading globally and affecting more devices than previously thought, extending its reach to endpoint Internet of Things (IoT) devices and into networks to which they are connected, Cisco Talos researchers said Wednesday.
Newly discovered malicious software dubbed VPNFilter has infected hundreds of thousands of routers and network attached storage (NAS) devices globally and could be used to steal sensitive data or wipe out (“brick”) the devices, the company said.
Researchers at the security firm CheckPoint are warning that code to attack a vulnerability in Huawei HG532 home routers has been leaked online and is linked to attacks by the Satori botnet.