Opportunistic botnets round up vulnerable routers — Research Saturday

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Researchers at Netscout's ASERT Team have been tracking the growth of botnets originating in Egypt and targeting routers in South Africa. The payload is a variant of the Hakai DDoS bot.

Richard Hummel is threat intelligence manager at Netscout, and he joins us to share their findings.

The original research is here:

https://www.netscout.com/blog/asert/realtek-sdk-exploits-rise-egypt

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