FBI wants you to reset your internet router2018-05-28 16:39 by Daniela
Tags: FBI, router, VPNFilter
Hoping to thwart a sophisticated malware system linked to Russia that has infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers, the FBI has made an urgent request to anybody with one of the devices: Turn it off, and then turn it back on.
Turning off the routers and then switching them back again – as well as updating the devices and ensuring that passwords are safe – could not only fix the problem but also allow authorities to track down where the problem has spread.
The malware, called VPNFilter is able to collect information, exploit devices, block network traffic and render routers inoperable. Earlier, Cisco Systems Inc said the hacking campaign targeted devices from Belkin International's Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear Inc, TP-Link and QNAP.
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