After takin' a swig o' grog, Erik Funkenbusch belched out
this bit o' wisdom:
> "We have come across a botnet worm spreading around called "psyb0t". It is
> notable because, according to my knowledge, it:
> ¡Eis the first botnet worm to target routers and DSL modems"
> Those routers and DSL modems are running Linux, specifically Open/DD-WRT.
On "mipsel" devices.
> Apparently there's over 100,000 bots in this botnet.
Actually just 80,000 by the author's own reckoning.
This botnet has apparently been shutdown:
(IRC quote snipped)
Update 3 (Disinfection Instructions)
We have been getting asked a lot about disinfection instructions.
To disinfect, simply powercycle your device and take appropriate action
to lock it down, including the latest firmware updates, and using a
> Funny how he talks about Botnets all the time, but when one shows up on
> Linux, he's strangely silent.
What's odd is you didn't tag the subject with "[News]". Especially since it
is an important thing to know about.
You're always thinking you're gonna be the one that makes 'em act different.
-- Woody Allen, "Manhattan"