Router Porn Virus - Forget your computer, they're after your Router!

Router Hijacking Malware virus

If it isn't one thing, it's another.  Yes, hackers have found a new way to make computer users lives miserable.  A new piece of malware is targeting your router - injecting ads and pornography into websites by modifying the router's DNS setting.  And thanks to a clever implementation, this malware can hijack nearly every website on the internet for malicious purposes.  So for the un-technical people out there.  That nifty little box that provides you wireless throughout your home or office can be hijacked to show you all kinds of nasty stuff - yes, even kids sites are not safe from this!

This malware injects ads and port into nearly every website a browser goes to, and the attackers can sell spots and generate revenue for themselves. It can be quite a lucrative business if they can infect a large number of routers!  This code intercepts the website as it's coming in, redirecting requests to the attackers server that sends back the nasty ads and porn in response.

How to you make sure you're not a target?  Keeping your router firmware up to date is probably the best way to avoid being affected.  It's important that you understand that the virus protection you have on your computer is completely inefective to stop this virus as it's not actually installing anything on your PC.  This makes is especially difficult to combat and remove on a users network.

If you think you've been hijacked or if you have any questions about how to avoid this malware, contact the IT experts at Skyview Electronics.