A botnet based on the old IoT malware Mirai is targeting a recently reported bug in chipsets from Taiwanese semiconductor maker Realtek.
The Realtek defect, codenamed CVE-2021-35395, affects over 200 Wi-Fi and router models from 65 companies, including China Mobile, Asus, Belkin, ZTE, Netgear, Compal, D-Link, LG, Logitec, and Zyxel, according to German security firm IoT Inspector.
The bug is in a Realtek software developer kit (SDK), and it is presently being exploited by a group employing Mirai, a form of IoT malware tailored for devices with low-end processors and memory. If an attack is successful it would lead to the attacker gaining full access to the Wi-Fi module.
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