FBI makes urgent announcement

The FBI reports that Russian hackers have infected hundreds and thousands of routers with a vicious strain of malware, and that it is still active.

Cyber researchers are calling the malware VPNFilter which has, so far, through a range of router brands, reached more than 50 countries around the world.

Amongst the infected routers are Netgear, QNAP, TP-Link and Linksys units, though all routers are expected to be at risk.

The FBI urges you to do two simple things to protect your computer system: restart your router and download updates.

The best thing to do is a factory reset on your router. If you don’t want to do that you can reboot your router, which will temporarily disrupt the malware, give you time to update its firmware and check for available patches for your computer system.

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