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Router Botnet Attacking WordPress Sites Shuts Down
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 05:17:12 PM »
Router Botnet Attacking WordPress Sites Shuts Down
3 May 2017, 3:38 pm

Someone finally pulled the plug on a botnet powered by compromised home routers. It is unclear at this point if this was the decision of the attackers behind the botnet or if law enforcement had a hand in it. 

According to Wordfence, the volume of attacks had started to drop over the past weekend. By Monday the intensity had dropped from 30,000-40,000 attack attempts every hour to less than 5,000. 

The security company had warned last month that tens of thousands of vulnerable routers from across the world had been infected and prepared for attacks, mostly aimed at WordPress sites. At the time, researchers believed the hackers hijacked the devices by exploiting some known vulnerabilities that had not been patched. 

The botnet was used for serious attacks and had not let down until early this week. Wordfence researchers were not able to figure out the reasons behind the shut... (read more)

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