MikroTik is part of a bigger problem: the failure of infrastructure owners to take appropriate action to address serious security holes in products.
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.
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.
Research from the firm Akamai finds cyber criminals are marrying vulnerable home routers to sophisticated “fast flux” command and control tools to create long-lived, cyber criminal infrastructure.
In-brief: The FTC filed suit against home networking gear maker D-Link alleging the company’s products are insecure and pose a danger to consumers. (Editor’s note: updated to include D-Link’s official statement on the FTC case. – PFR 1/10/2017)