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 https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/05/hackers-infect-500000-consumer-routers-all-over-the-world-with-malware/
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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