The FBI has issued a formal warning on a massive cyber attack by Russia.
As reported by thehill.com
The FBI on Friday issued a formal warning that a sophisticated Russia-linked hacking campaign is compromising hundreds of thousands of home network devices worldwide and it is advising owners to reboot these devices in an attempt to disrupt the malicious software.
The law enforcement agency said foreign cyber actors are targeting routers in small or home offices with a botnet - or a network of infected devices - known as "VPNFilter."
Cybersecurity experts and official say VPNFilter has infected an estimated 500,000 devices worldwide.
"The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers reboot the devices to temporarily disrupt the malware and aid the potential identification of infected devices," the bureau's cyber division wrote in a public alert.
The problem with the FBI issuing warnings about Russia is it almost feels like the boy who cried wolf. Can we truly trust the FBI at this point of is there another political agenda or aim that is the real motive behind their claims. We already know the CIA is able to engineer links to Russia in their hacks so we can never truly know if our intelligence agencies are being honest with us.
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