Skip to main content

Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

Written by SkyViewTek on . Posted in .

A sophisticated malware system linked to Russia has infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers, and the F.B.I. has made an urgent request to anybody with one of the devices: Turn it off, wait one to two minutes, and then turn it back on.

The F.B.I. has several recommendations for any owner of a small office or home office router. The simplest thing to do is reboot the device, which will temporarily disrupt the malware if it is present. Users are also advised to upgrade the device’s firmware and to select a new secure password. If any remote-management settings are in place, the F.B.I. suggests disabling them.

As always, business grade routers – like SonicWall – are highly recommended by SkyViewTek for your small business. For more information or for assistance, please contact SkyViewTek at or 610-590-5006.

SOURCE: The New York Times – May 27, 2018