Chuck Norris attacked Linux-routers and modems

Czech researchers have found the emergence of a new botnet network, which spread through Linux-routers and DSL-modems.

The incident said Ian dug (Jan Vykopal), who heads the department network security at the Institute of Information Technology University. Masaryk (Brno, Czech Republic). Botnet dubbed “botnet Chuck Norris, because Redistributions of source code contains a comment in Italian, which translates as” in the name of Chuck Norris. ”

New botnet distributed through the Linux-device architecture, MIPS, whose owners do not take it upon themselves to establish a complex combination of user name and password for management (administration panel is accessible through the web interface). In addition to routers and DSL-modem botnet infects and satellite TV receivers. It is reported that the geography of a botnet is very broad: the infected device found in South America and in Europe, and Asia.

Sam bot is placed in memory and starts to scan the network for other vulnerable devices. Its management is carried out via IRC. To get rid of the bot, simply restart the device.

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