FBI Warning: Russians hackers, hacked hundreds of thousands of routers
This news comes last two days ago, shared by the various tech news portal, that Russian hackers have taken attempts to hack and crack home users routers. There were detected in more than 50 countries, though the primary target for further actions was probably Ukraine, the site of many recent infections and a longtime cyberwarfare battleground.
FBI urging Internet Users to reboot routers to stop Russian malware
As sources by Tech Magazines FBI was not ruling out the possibility that routers provided to customers by internet service companies could also be affected, the official added. Russia or Russian-backed hackers are known to have launched cyber attacks on Ukraine because of the Russian-backed rebellion underway in that country’s eastern provinces and because Russia is known to have extensive cyber capabilities.
Meanwhile, Cisco Routers manufacturer company shared the technical details of its investigation with the U.S. and Ukrainian governments. Western experts say Russia has conducted a series of attacks against companies in Ukraine for more than a year amid armed hostilities between the two countries, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages and at least one electricity blackout.
here is affected routers listed below
- Linksys (models E1200, E2500 & WRVS4400N)
- Mikrotik RouterOS Versions for Cloud Core Routers (versions 1016, 1036 & 1072)
- Netgear (models DGN2200, R6400, R7000, R8000, WNR1000 & WNR2000)
- QNAP (models TS251 & TS439 Pro)
- Other QNAP NAS devices running QTS software
- TP-Link R600VPN