5 Powerful Botnets Found Exploiting Unpatched GPON Router Flaw

May 17, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Within just 10 days of the disclosure of two critical vulnerabilities in GPON router at least 5 botnet families have been found exploiting the flaws to build an army of million devices.

Security researchers from Chinese-based cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360 Netlab have spotted 5 botnet families, including Mettle, Muhstik, Mirai, Hajime, and Satori, making use of the GPON exploit in the wild.

Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (GPON) routers manufacturer by South Korea-based DASAN Zhone Solutions have been found vulnerable to an authentication bypass (CVE-2018-10561) and a root-RCE (CVE-2018-10562) flaws that eventually allow remote attackers to take full control of the device.

Researchers have published a new report, detailing 5 below-mentioned botnet families actively exploiting these issues:

  • Mettle Botnet
  • Muhstik Botnet
  • Mirai Botnet
  • Hajime Botnet
  • Satori Botnet

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Vedran Bozicevic

I am a digital marketer with several years of experience with various types of online marketing technologies and channels. Before joining GlobalDots, my experience included working as a content marketing manager for a software development company, and several others marketing positions where I worked on digital marketing strategies and channels.

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