Security Alert: Thousands of Internet Routers Affected by Russian-Linked Malware

Security Alert: Thousands of Internet Routers Affected by Russian-Linked Malware

 

As you may have seen in the news, the FBI put out an advisory regarding a sophisticated malware system linked to Russia that has affected approximately 500,000 internet routers made by Linksys, Mikrotik, Netgear, QNAP, and TP-Link.


As a precaution we advise you to please reboot your routers as soon as possible.


If the malware is present on your router, rebooting will temporarily disrupt it and aid in the potential identification of infected devices. Researchers are still not certain exactly how compromised devices are initially infected, which is most likely why they are urging everyone to reboot regardless of whether or not their router was made by the companies listed above.


Here are a few good articles on this threat with additional information:


New York Times

ZDNet


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