Default Credentials Lead to Massive DDoS-For-Hire Botnet

May 12, 2015


Tens of thousands of home and office-based routers have been hijacked over the last several months to form a botnet used to stage a  campaign.

The attacks first surfaced at the tail end of last year, around Dec. 29, and after a short reprieve, spiked twofold over the last month. The web firm Incapsula was already researching the attacks after some of its customers had reported getting DDoS’d but it was April’s massive jump in figures that prompted researchers to dig deeper.

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