Category: Hack of Mass Destruction

RouterCheck responds to the Deutsche Telekom problem

In light of the recent events involving the compromised routers in the Deutsche Telekom network, RouterCheck will now check for some of the indications that a router may be vulnerable to similar attacks. Earlier this week, close to 1,000,000 Deutsche Telekom customers were knocked off the internet when hackers began to attack their routers. Starting today, […]

Is Deutsche Telekom the Scariest Ever “Hack of Mass Destruction”?

Deutsche Telekom

November 2016 will go down in history as a month where the unexpected actually happened. First, the Chicago Cubs, after a 108-year drought, won the World Series. Next, Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election. Now, as this tumultuous month draws to a close, a massive attack against nearly one million home routers of Deutsche Telekom AG customers […]

Wifatch – The Router Trojan from Friendly Hackers?

Yesterday, cybersecurity firm Symantec reported on a new piece of malware called Linux.Wifatch that attacks Linux-based home routers. And by “attack” we mean that it patches security holes that it finds to make the routers safer. Hey, wait…. That’s right, this router malware does not modify the user’s DNS settings nor does it launch a distributed […]

RouterCheck now detects the “Kafeine Vulnerability”

Security researcher Kafeine recently discovered a web-based attack tool that hackers have been using to compromise home routers. The attack utilizes Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities that are present in many popular routers. The list of router vendors affected include: ASUS Belkin D-Link Edimax Linksys Medialink Microsoft Netgear Tenda TP-Link Trendnet ZyXEL The attack modifies the […]