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Your Router May Be Helping Hackers Take Over the Internet

It might also be working for the Russians.
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Your cheap, innocuous wireless router may be part of an evil army of devices collecting your information with the aim of shutting down the internet according to the FBI.

According to the FBI, this threat, which reads like the conceit of the Terminator franchise, is because “foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide."

This foreign cyber actor right here is in your router!!! Image: Pexels

The solution? To reboot your router, to avoid an impending malware attack. If that’s not an impetus, consider this. The American Domestic Intelligence unit suspects that this malware would observe what you read, the content you share and the porn you watch!


Here’s what you must do to combat the evil designs of your router:

The primary site of the infections was Ukraine, though it could have spread to any country.

US agencies claim the hackers come from a group called “Sofacy” or “Fancy Bear”- which according to cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike is associated with the Russian military intelligence.

Welp! Beware of Fancy Bear. Image Pexels

Sofacy is the same agency that has been associated with the infamous hacking that took place during the 2016 American presidential elections. So yeah, your router might be working for the Russians.