100,000+ routers from brands like D-Link and TP-link affected by DNS change attack

Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/100000-routers-from-brands-like-d-link-and-tp-link-affected-by-dns-change-attack-85179/

Cybercriminals have silently changed the DNS server of more than 100,000 routers around the world. By changing the DNS, the criminals are able to redirect all internet traffic of victims through their servers. This allows them to e.g. serve phishing sites to obtain sensitive data or steal money from online banking accounts. Affected routers include brands like D-Link, MikroTik, TP-Link, Huawei and SpeedTouch.

I am both happy and sad that my router doesn’t have to option to change DNS servers (presumably because AT&T want to track which websites you use).