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Do you work for Russian Hackers (and not even know it)?

VPNFilter This threatens us all

You might be inadvertently working for Russian hackers and by proxy the Russian government without even knowing it.  If you have a router or NAS (Network Attached Storage) in your home or business and have not changed the default credentials, your probably are.  Over 500,000 routers are infected with a type of persistent and incredibly dangerous malware according to the research group at Cisco.

VPNFilter as the malware is dubbed comes with a suite of harmful tools with at least 3 stages of infection.  The third can render your device unrecoverable.  To find out more details head over to this excellent article

Whether you care about cyber security or are mistakenly under the belief that just because you are an individual or a small business you aren’t a target, the security of the internet and world connectivity are threatened by these types of malware.  Since this is most likely an attack taken by a state agent of the Russian government, this is an issue of National Security.  We all know that proxy wars happen and in a digital age, our daily internet becomes the new testing ground for advanced cyber warfare. 

If you operate any of the following devices, it is HIGHLY recommended that you perform a factory reset and change the password to something very complex.

  • Linksys E1200
  • Linksys E2500
  • Linksys WRVS4400N
  • Mikrotik RouterOS for Cloud Core Routers: Versions 1016, 1036, and 1072
  • Netgear DGN2200
  • Netgear R6400
  • Netgear R7000
  • Netgear R8000
  • Netgear WNR1000
  • Netgear WNR2000
  • QNAP TS251
  • QNAP TS439 Pro
  • Other QNAP NAS devices running QTS software
  • TP-Link R600VPN

If you have any of these devices and need help securing them, or have any cyber security related questions, give us a call at 719-330-8531 today!
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