500,000 Routers Are Infected With Malware and Potentially Spying On Users
- Salman Ahmed
- May 24th, 2018
Usually, VPNFilter can only be prevented by software update or doing a factory reset of the router. However, this recent VPN Filter malware attack on massive amount of routers is something, which is other than usual.
According to Cisco, this VPNFilter malware is utterly prevalent in Ukraine, and still, there is no cure to fix this issue.
Moreover, according to Symantec, “VPNFilter is primarily targeting home and small business routers. Here is a list of devices known to have been infected.”
In case if you have any of these routers models, which are mentioned above , then you should do, a factory reset to prevent this deadly malware and maintain your privacy again.
Remember that you will lose all your custom settings, which means you have to configure your settings again based on internet service you are using.
Also, make sure that your router device updated adequately after the factory reset, to avoid more malware in the future. Still, there is no clue that who is the real culprit behind the spreading of this deadly malware to breach user’s online privacy. For your security you can use anti-malware softwares like Malwarebytes. Will legal authorities become successful in finding the entity behind these types of malware attack or legal authorities itself are intentionally doing this as social app owners are not ready to compromise users private data with them? For more updates, keep checking our website or if you want to share your valuable penny of though with us, contact us by mentioning your comment below.