Marai Variant Case

A unidentified threat actor is exploiting authentication vulnerability to hijack home routers to give them Mirai-variant botnet, used to carry out DDos attacks. This issue has existed for more than ten years affecting vendors like Verizon, British Telecom, Beeline, Asus, Buffalo, Deutsche Telekom, Telstra, Orange, Telus and Vodafone. If compromised, This threat actor can get access to sensitive information and alter router setting. The IP address of the threat actor was located in Wuhan, China.