FBI Urges After Russian Hacking: Reboot Your Routers

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The IC3 announced that hackers have compromised hundreds of thousands of internet routers with malware that could render them inoperable.

The malware can collection information and block access to the internet, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

The FBI recommends that people reboot their routers to "temporarily disrupt the malware and aid the potential identification of infected devices".

In April, U.S. and United Kingdom security agencies warned that Russian cybercriminals have been infecting routers and other devices with malware to gain access to information and intellectual property, ZDNET reported.

Stage 1 is installed first and allows the malware to stay persistent even when the router is rebooted.

The FBI is urging you to reboot your internet router.

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To protect yourself you should reboot the router.

Earlier, Cisco Systems Inc said the hacking campaign targeted devices from Belkin International's Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear Inc, TP-Link and QNAP.

Traffic intended for the seized domain is now being redirected to an FBI-controlled domain that captures the IP addresses of infected devices. Unfortunately, this process will require you to setup your router again, add an admin password, and setup any wireless networks that are configured. The malware can do things like scoop up users' personal data and cripple website service.

Fancy Bear is the Russian-military group that breached the Democratic National Committee during the past presidential election.

As indicated above, create the wireless network or networks using the same network names and access passwords as before, so that your Wi-Fi-enabled devices can connect painlessly. Owners are advised to consider disabling remote management settings on devices.

All the routers affected by VPNFilter had previously disclosed vulnerabilities, and Cisco Talos assumes that the bad guys got in by exploiting those flaws.

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