Website Security – Compromised Website Used To Hack Home Routers

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What if we told you that a compromised website has the ability to hack your home router?

Yesterday we were notified that a popular newspaper in Brazil ( was hacked and loading several iFrames. These iFrames were trying to change the DNS configuration on the victim’s DSL router by Brute Forcing the admin credentials.

Sucuri - Politica NewsPaper Twitter Notification

As you can see in the image, the payload was trying the user admin, root, gvt and a few other usernames, all using the router default passwords. Hours after being notified the website was still compromised, so we decided to dig a little deeper.

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