[ISN] Hackers hijack 300, 000 SOHO routers with manthe-middle attacks

http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2331953/hackers-hijack-300-000-soho-routers-with-man-in-the-middle-attacks By Alastair Stevenson V3.co.uk 04 Mar 2014 Researchers at the security firm Team Cymru have traced a campaign that has successfully compromised 300,000 small office and home office (SOHO) routers using man-in-the-middle attacks to two UK IP addresses. The research team reported the campaign in its SOHO Pharming white paper, confirming that the majority of the victims were in Europe and Asia. “In January 2014, Team Cymru’s Enterprise Intelligence Services began investigating a SOHO pharming campaign that had overwritten router DNS [domain name system] settings in central Europe,” the paper noted. “To date, we have identified 300,000 devices, predominantly in Europe and Asia, which we believe have been compromised as part of this campaign, one of which dates back to at least mid-December 2013.” […]