Russian hackers mass-exploit routers in homes, govs, and infrastructure

Hackers working on behalf of the Russian government are compromising large numbers of routers, switches, and other network devices belonging to governments, businesses, and critical-infrastructure providers, US and UK officials warned Monday.

The Russian government-sponsored actors are using the compromised devices to perform man-in-the-middle attacks that extract passwords, intellectual property, and other sensitive information and to lay the groundwork for potential intrusions in the future, the officials continued. The warning was included in a technical alert jointly issued by the US Department of Homeland Security and FBI and the UK’s National Cyber Security Center.

Source: Russian hackers mass-exploit routers in homes, govs, and infrastructure | Ars Technica

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