FBI Warns of Possible Russian Viruses, Recommends Rebooting Specific Routers
The FBI has issued a warning about possible Russian malware and viruses that are affecting hundreds of thousands of people. But a simple reboot of your router could save you today.
There's a virus infecting hundreds of thousands of computer routers called VPNFilter, and a few other names. Reportedly, it infects network routers in stages. And something as simple as rebooting your router today could stop it from installing the second or third stages, where the real trouble starts.
If you use one of these routers, it's recommended that you reset or reboot it immediately to kill the virus before it ruins your life.
- 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
For more technical information about the virus, click here.