That's pretty much how they operate these days, they are the laughing stock of the tech sector and clearly don't take security seriously, as they would know the dangers of crying wolf too often.
The Reaper IoT botnet is nowhere near as threatening as previously suggested, according to new research. Check Point Software Technologies warned last week that a new IoT botnet might have already infected "an estimated million organisations". Boffins at Arbor Networks, however, estimate that the actual size of the Reaper …
I'm a bit sceptical.
I just searched shodan.io for devices with the device name 'hacked-router-help-sos' and got 37,000 results. Shodan shows them as Ubiquiti devices of different models but I didn't scroll down very far, well, you wouldn't with 37,000 hits would you? This is consistent with 35,000 of them having responded to port 10001, which Wikipedia shows as Ubiquiti UniFi access points broadcast.
If Reaper has only infected 20,000 devices then it's far less effective than this 'vigilante' worm is with just one make of router.
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