Cert-In issues ‘virus alert’ for some Wi-Fi routers from Huawei, Netgear, D-Link and others – Times of India

If you’re utilizing an previous Wi-Fi router at your house to remain related to the web then it might be time to replace its firmware or get a brand new one. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued an advisory relating to a brand new malware named Mozi is affecting IoT gadgets globally. Some routers from manufacturers like Netgear, Huawei, D-Link and others are affected.
The Mozi malware primarily targets residence routers and DVRs that are both unpatched, loosely configured or have weak/default telnet credentials. “It consists of source code from Gafgyt, Mirai, and IoT Reaper; malware families which are targeting IoT devices. Mozi could compromise embedded Linux devices with an exposed telnet. The infected devices form a peer-to-peer (P2P) botnet and use a distributed hash table (DHT) to communicate with other infected host systems,” mentioned CERT-In in its advisory.
Affected gadgets embrace Eir D1000 Router, Vacron NVR gadgets, gadgets utilizing the Realtek SDK, Netgear R7000 and R6400, DGN1000 Netgear routers, MVPower DVR, Huawei Router HG532, D-Link gadgets, GPON routers and others.
CERT-In is advising customers to replace their gadgets with patches as and when launched by respective OEM of gadgets. If gadgets are discovered contaminated, it is suggested to reset gadget firmware or restore it from trusted backup. “Monitor or block UDP traffic from the device to Bit Torrent DHT bootstrap nodes. Block outgoing TCP traffic with destination ports 22, 23, 2323, 80, 81, 5555, 7574, 8080, 8443, 37215, 49152, and 52869, if not in use,” it advised.

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