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Cryptojackers Keep Hacking Unpatched MikroTik Routers


Blockchain & Cryptocurrency , Cybercrime , Endpoint Security

Cryptojackers Keep Hacking Unpatched MikroTik Routers Vigilante Hacker Is Killing Unpatched Routers' Remote Administration Ability Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • October 19, 2018 Snapshot of mining activity for one of the distributed monero keys being used to infect MikroTik routers. (Source: Avast)

Attackers are continuing to compromise unpatched routers, as well as devices with default credentials, built by Latvian manufacturer MikroTik.

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More than 2 million MikroTik routers appear to be internet-connected. Of those, security experts say that more than 420,000 appear to have been exploited and infected with malicious cryptocurrency-mining scripts (see Hacked MicroTik Routers Serve Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware).

In April, MikroTik rapidly patched a zero-day flaw, designated CVE-2018-14847. Via the flaw, attackers can gain complete...(continued)

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