May 31st, 2018 7:35 pm
Is your Internet Security is Jeopardy?
Last month the FBI released news that a worldwide cyber attack might be endangering your network. Their recommendation for the time being is rebooting your network router to factory setting and set up your network with different credential.
The FBI currently has this to say
Reboot your router.
That’s the recommendation the FBI is offering to help owners of home and small office routers protect themselves against a worldwide malware threat.
Foreign cyber actors used the VPNFilter malware to also infect other network attached storage devices, such as external hard drives.
The virus can collect your personally identifiable information.
Section Chief Jeff Tricoli says the reboot isn’t a complete fix but law enforcement action already taken will help prevent the virus from spreading.”
We’ve taken over certain components of the infrastructure that the bad guys were using to propagate this malware.”
Rebooting also helps the FBI to identify victims who may not even realize their devices have been compromised.”
We will then be able to identify the infected machines and work with the ISPs throughout the world to inform
them that these machines are infected so that they can reach out for those infected customers.”
For more information, visit www.ic3.gov. With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.”
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