Hackers use any means necessary to cause havoc to businesses and users across the internet. The latest hack is called Satori which is silently scouring the internet and hijacking routers to use them to initiate DDoS attacks against specific websites.
The Satori botnet, named after a Japanese mind-bending monster, stealthily infects your routers with a zero-day remote code which activates upon penetration of your system giving your anti-virus no time to react and patch the exposed areas. The botnet then uses your router to attack high profile websites across the globe. Even routers with strong passwords have been hit with this botnet.
It is estimated the vicious botnet has commandeered more than 100,000 routers and compromised over 300,000 IP addresses in less than 24 hours. To help protect users, we have some quick advice:
These points can help you manage your devices and help greatly reduce the risk of hackers infecting them with botnets and viruses.
We suggest being vigilant, installing network monitoring tools and having qualified IT technicians install and manage your devices. To find out more about our Wi-Fi and security solutions, visit our web page or contact us directly on 0800 054 6789 to find out more.