18,000 Huawei Routers Compromised Using Botnet Created In A Day, Claims A Hacker


A hacker claims to create a botnet within 24-hours which jeopardised 18,000 routers of the telecom giant Huawei. The hacker who goes by the alias Anarchy claimed of building a botnet by using an old vulnerability, as per the report by ZDNet.

And as per a report by Bleeping Computer, this botnet was first spotted by security researchers from a security company known as NewSky Security. Following the spotting, the news was further confirmed by security agencies such as Rapid7 and Qihoo 360 Netlab as they saw a huge boost in Huawei device scanning.

The botnet author out to NewSky security researcher Ankit Anubhav who believes that Anarchy may actually be a well know menace, who was previously known as Wicked.

The surprising fact was that Anarchy built the gigantic botnet within a day using a vulnerability which had been used before – CVE-2017-17215.

Botnets, which refer to vast networks full of enslaved devices, can be used to perform distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack), send malicious packets of data to a device and remotely execute code.

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