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A mysterious grey-hat is patching people’s outdated MikroTik routers

Internet vigilante claims he patched over 100,000 MikroTik routers already.

 

12th October 2018, By Catalin Cimpanu

 

A Russian-speaking grey-hat hacker is breaking into people’s MikroTik routers and patching devices so they can’t be abused by cryptojackers, botnet herders, or other cyber-criminals, ZDNet has learned.

 

The hacker, who goes by the name of Alexey and says he works as a server administrator, claims to have disinfected over 100,000 MikroTik routers already.

 

Alexey has not been trying to hide his actions and has boasted about his hobby on a Russian blogging platform. He says he accesses routers and makes changes to their settings to prevent further abuse.

 

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