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Symantec warns of subversion of routers

Security company Symantec has warned of an attack involving the subversion of routers.

The security company said this was the first time it had seen such an attack “in the wild,” although the concept had been discussed a year ago by Symantec researchers, according to a Symantec blog post.

In the attack, which targeted users of an undisclosed Mexican bank, the intended victims received a spam e-mail claiming they had received an e-card, directing them to gusanto.com, a Spanish-language e-card site. However, the e-mail also had embedded HTML image tags that contained an HTTP get-request to the router to change its Domain Name System settings, according to Symantec’s U.K. manager of quality assurance, Thomas Parsons.

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Symantec, Router, Security, Vulnerability, Attack, Exploit, Malware

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