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Hackers Sharing Router Botnets, For Nefarious Purposes – PC Perspective

Hackers Sharing Router Botnets, For Nefarious Purposes – PC Perspective

One of the botnets is getting eight!

Ars Technica posted an article as interesting as it is depressing, giving you a look at the worst botnets on the net. Thanks to so many insecure routers and people who never patch them, there's an entire ecosystem of botnets living on the Internet. There's also some sinister teamwork going on, where state-level actors and random hackers share time on routers to carry out their nefarious activities. You would hope that there was no honor among the thieves, but apparently there is at least a modicum of confidence among the black hats in this case.

The article also mentions three of the largest shared botnets, PionStorm, WaterZimeo, and WaterBargeist. These are the places where new vulnerabilities are born and spread to unsuspecting users. If you want to lose even more faith in humanity, Check out the full story.

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