Published: Tue, May 29, 2018
Money | By Arnold Ball

Federal Bureau of Investigation urges people to reboot routers to thwart hackers

Federal Bureau of Investigation urges people to reboot routers to thwart hackers

The FBI said the size and scope of the infrastructure impacted by VPNFilter malware is significant though how it started is yet to be found. So protecting your computer against further intrusion is as simple as rebooting your router. Also, Network devices should be upgraded to the latest available versions of firmware.

The FBI said malware capable of shutting down web traffic and collecting private information can come through internet routers.

That's because a malware system linked to Russian Federation has infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers.

The encrypted malware has the potential to disrupt the router's functions and collect private information passing through the hardware.

Sofacy, also known as APT28 and Fancy Bear, has been blamed for numerous most dramatic Russian hacks, including that of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 US presidential campaign.

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The FBI nonetheless is urging all small office and home router owners to reboot devices even if they were not made by one of the affected vendors.

The FBI suggests that you consider disabling your router's remote management features. Now that the domain is under Federal Bureau of Investigation control, any attempts by the malware to reinfect a compromised router will be bounced to an Federal Bureau of Investigation server that can record the IP address of the affected device.

A reboot should also destroy part of the malware.

Talos said that the following device manufacturers are known to be affected by the malware: Linksys, MikroTik, NETGEAR and TP-Link.

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