Rapidly Growing Router Botnet Takes Advantage of 5-Year-Old Flaw

A fresh botnet is spreading across the landscape, targeting router equipment. So far, hundreds of thousands of bot endpoints have already been identified, and they’re apparently being marshaled to send out massive amounts of spam.

The botnet first emerged in September, according to 360Netlab telemetry, which dubbed it BCMUPnP_Hunter. It’s so-named because of its penchant for infecting routers that have the BroadCom Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) feature enabled. The botnet takes advantage of a known vulnerability in that feature, which was discovered in 2013.

Read more about the BCMUPnP_Hunter botnet on Threatpost.





Gain Deeper Insights Into The Threat

Sign up to gain access to our special reports on threat actors and their tactics as well as daily Threat Brief.

Your support will enable us to continue our production of action-oriented content and help us help you stay informed on the latest in adversary activities.

Try our free two week trial.

Sign Up For Free Trial of The Daily Threat Brief