The FBI is suggesting users of consumer-grade routers and network-attached storage devices to reboot them as soon as possible to fight back Russian-engineered malware that has infected hundreds of thousands devices.
Researchers from Cisco’s Talos security team first disclosed the existence of the malware on Wednesday. The detailed report said the malware infected more than 500,000 devices made by Linksys, Mikrotik, Netgear, QNAP, and TP-Link. Known as VPNFilter, the malware allowed attackers to collect communications, launch attacks on others, and permanently destroy the devices with a single command. There are a persistent stage 1 and non-persistent stages 2 and 3 to VPNFilter. According to how the malware works, rebooting will clear out stages 2 and 3 and mitigate most problems. Read the rest of this post »
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