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Home Router DNS Settings Changed via Web-Based Attack

04
Sep
2014

A web-based attack detected in Brazil aims at changing the Domain Name System (DNS) settings in home routers with malicious DNS servers that direct to phishing pages of financial institutions.The modifications are made by steering the victim to malicious websites carying adult content, which run scripts in the background. These contain links pointing to local IP addresses that are generally assigned to home routers, and a specific DNS configuration (dsncfg.cgi).Some users m…

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