Date: 2015-05-16

Compromised user accoutns: 300k

Hackers hijack 300,000 SOHO routers with man-in-the-middle attacks.

SOHO routers were infected via drive-by download attacks and malvertising on popular websites. The initial drive-by attack exploited a CSRF flaw in the router administration page. When a victim behind the router visited a malicious site, a JavaScript payload reconfigured the routers.

The attackers modified the routers DNS settings so that everybody from the router network could be redirected to a malicious site. This puts all sensitive transactions made from the network to risk.

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