US and UK issue joint warning about Russian hacking of routers and ISPs

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Global fears about cyberattacks by Russia are not calming down, and the US and UK have just issued a joint alert warning of state-sponsored attacks on network infrastructure devices, including residential routers. The west is accusing Russia of an espionage-driven malicious cyberoffensive, and the Technical Alert — which comes following a joint effort between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) — warns that both governmental and residential hardware is being targeted to “potentially lay a foundation for future offensive operations”. See also: Et tu, Tumblr? Blogging…

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