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FBI warns: China’s cyberthreat is now your home router

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The FBI has issued a warning stating that Chinese hackers are “hijacking” certain internet routers, which can be used to launch cyberattacks on critical US infrastructure. The attacks primarily target older routers with outdated security made by Cisco and NetGear. The FBI has taken down hundreds of infected routers and advises the public to update their routers regularly, ensure remote access is turned off, and consider replacing routers that are 10-15 years old. The FBI also suggests reporting any hacked routers to www.ic3.gov.

The ongoing cyberwar between the US and China has taken a new turn, with the FBI warning that certain internet routers are being “hijacked” by Chinese hackers. These attacks target older routers that have outdated security made by Cisco and NetGear. Hackers can secretly install malware on these routers, turning them into launching pads for cyberattacks on critical US infrastructure. The FBI has taken down “hundreds” of infected routers and is urging the public to ensure that their routers are updated regularly. They also recommend checking the settings to ensure that remote access is turned off. Furthermore, if a router is 10-15 years old, it may be time to consider replacing it.

The FBI is warning about a new cyberthreat from China that targets home internet routers. The attacks primarily focus on older routers with outdated security, such as those made by Cisco and NetGear. Hackers can install malware on these routers, using them to launch cyberattacks on critical US infrastructure. The FBI has already taken down “hundreds” of infected routers. They recommend updating routers regularly, disabling remote access, and considering the replacement of routers that are 10-15 years old. The FBI has urged anyone who believes their router has been hacked to report it at www.ic3.gov.

The FBI is warning that certain internet routers are being targeted by Chinese hackers who are “hijacking” them and using them to launch cyberattacks on critical US infrastructure. The attacks primarily focus on older routers with outdated security made by companies like Cisco and NetGear. The FBI has already taken down “hundreds” of infected routers. Cyber experts recommend protecting yourself by ensuring that your router receives regular updates, disabling remote access, and considering the replacement of routers that are 10-15 years old. If you believe your router has been hacked, the FBI advises reporting it at www.ic3.gov.

The FBI has issued a warning regarding a new cyberthreat from China, which targets home internet routers. The attacks mainly focus on older routers with outdated security made by Cisco and NetGear. Hackers can covertly install malware on these routers, using them to conduct cyberattacks on critical US infrastructure. The FBI has already taken down numerous infected routers. To protect themselves, individuals are being advised to regularly update their routers, disable remote access, and replace routers that are 10-15 years old. If someone believes their router has been hacked, the FBI suggests reporting it at www.ic3.gov.


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