According to Solar Security, the last day unknown hackers are conducting a global botnet attack due to which temporarily stopped working even Facebook with Twitter.
More about attack
In Cisco switches, which are used by many Internet providers around the world, they found a hole. Attackers have created a bot that scans the global web and looking for unprotected routers. When he finds - implements in firmware, which overwrites the switch configuration by inserting an American flag instead of it, made from ASCII characters.
How serious is it?
The scale of the attack is enormous. Although Cisco released a series of patches a few weeks ago, many companies managed to install a security update, so that the attacks continue. By data of Embedi specialists, in total of Networks more than 8.5 million devices with open port 4786. Among the only local sites and services, but and global giants of the caliber of Facebook and Twitter.
More about Cisco
Cisco - an American multinational company that develops and selling network equipment for large organizations and telecommunication enterprises. One of largest in world of IT companies .
Source: Talosintelligence , TJ