Cyclops Blink Sets Sights on Asus Routers

Cyclops Blink, an advanced modular botnet that is reportedly linked to the Sandworm or Voodoo Bear advanced persistent threat (APT) group, has recently been used to target WatchGuard Firebox devices according to an analysis performed by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Trend Micro researchers acquired a variant of the Cyclops Blink malware family that targets Asus routers. This report discusses the technical capabilities of this Cyclops Blink malware variant and includes a list of more than 150 current and historical command-and-control (C&C) servers of the Cyclops Blink botnet. This list aims to aid cybersecurity defenders in searching for affected devices in their networks and starting the remediation process. Researchers have reached out to Asus regarding our investigation, and they have created a security bulletin that includes a security checklist to help prevent Cyclops Blink attacks, as well as a list of affected Asus products.

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Source: Trend Micro