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The Tale of Thousands of Hacked Modems in Brazil, Affecting Millions

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Kaspersky Lab Expert, Fabio Assolini, has provided detailed description of an attack which as been underway in Brazil since 2011 using 1 firmware vulnerability, 2 malicious scripts and 40 malicious DNS servers, affecting 6 hardware manufacturers, resulting in millions of Brazilian internet users falling victim to a sustained and silent mass attack on DSL modems. "If you think the task of cleaning up victims of the DNS Changer malware was a big challenge, imagine what it would be like to deal with 4.5 million modems compromised in this attack — all of them in sunny, beautiful Brazil."

Related topics: Cyberattack, Cybercrime, DNS, Malware, Security

 
   

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