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Worm turns Linux routers into botnet   
Wednesday, March 25 2009 @ 02:45 PM EST
Contributed by: sde

Researchers are warning of a new worm that targets DSL routers running a distribution of Linux.

The psyb0t worm appears to have been in circulation since the start of the year, and targets routers running Mipsel, a form of the Debian Linux distribution designed for MIPS processors.

The worm is believed to be the first of its kind, and the researchers at DroneBL estimate that it may have infiltrated as many as 100,000 routers.

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