New Malware Targets Linksys Routers
Security researchers have identified a new strain of malware that is being used to target Linksys Routers and the list of models at risk appears to be larger than initially thought.
From Digital Trends: The virus is called “TheMoon,” and it was discovered by some researchers at the Internet Storm Center, which makes its home at the SANS Institute, a private firm that specializes in Internet security. Hackers using the TheMoon can log into your router without actually knowing the router’s credentials. However, your Linksys router is only vulnerable to TheMoon if Remote Management Access is enabled within the hardware’s administrative settings.
Possible Linksys routers affected by TheMoon include the following models: E300, E900, E1000, E1200, E1500, E1550, E2000, E2100L, E2500, E3000, E3200, E4200, WAG320N, WAP300N, WES610N, WAP610N, WRT610N, WRT400N, WRT600N, WRT320N, WRT160N, and WRT150N. An exploit writer who goes by the alias “Rew” compiled this list, stating that these routers might be affected and that the list wasn’t necessarily a complete one.