Russia Hackers Launch Fresh Attack on Internet Routers – Here’s How to Fight Back

On Friday, the FBI warned that anyone who uses a router to connect to the internet should reboot their routers.

The warning is related to Russian malware (malicious software) called VPNFilter that can secretly install itself onto internet routers and collect data from an unsuspecting user. So far, it's estimated that 500,000 devices — mostly from Ukraine — have been affected.

Rebooting internet routers will “temporarily disrupt the malware and aid the potential identification of infected devices,” according to the FBI. The agency also recommends disabling your routers' remote-management settings and updating the password you use to access your router's settings.

1. Access your router's settings.

2. Change your login credentials for your router settings.

3. Disable the remote-management settings suggested by the FBI.

4. Update your router's firmware, if an update is available.

5. Go through the simple reboot.

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