FBI: Kindly Reboot your router now, please

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning that a new malware threat has rapidly infected more than a half-million consumer devices. To help arrest the spread of the malware, the FBI and security firms are urging home Internet users to reboot routers and network-attached storage devices made by a range of technology manufacturers.

The growing menace — dubbed VPNFilter — targets LinksysMikroTikNETGEAR and TP-Link networking equipment in the small and home office space, as well as QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) devices, according to researchers at Cisco.

Experts are still trying to learn all that VPNFilter is built to do, but for now they know it can do two things well: Steal Web site credentials; and issue a self-destruct command, effectively rendering infected devices inoperable for most consumers.

Read more about VPNFilter.

Aaron Clark

Director of Marketing at Hogan Consulting Group
Aaron is an accomplished Sales & Marketing professional with over 18 years experience in various areas of technology, consultation, and marketing. Follow me for useful technical and quick tip documents relating to the various technologies we promote to Simplify, Deliver, Automate, and Secure your business.

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