Routers are popular targets for cybercrime. One actor in particular claimed to have permanently infected millions of routers with a firmware-based attack.
Although the DNSChanger exploit kit is spread through malvertising, it is designed to target vulnerabilities in victims' physical internet routers.
The White Team revealed themselves to be the developers behind Linux.Wifatch, the vigilante malware that was protecting routers from attacks.
A hacker may be helping protect unsuspecting users from malware through the Linux.Wifatch router virus, which protects home networks from botnets.
Security researchers have found malware in online ads may be a way for attackers to change the DNS settings of home routers and take over home computers.
Consumers' home routers were recently under attack as hackers used the website of a Brazilian newspaper to target potential victims.