Alert! – The FBI has issued a nationwide statement asking everyone to update and restart computer routers. This is literally being reported as a Russian based attack on the Ukraine, however it has now been spotted in 54 countries and well over half a million routers. “More than 500,000 hacked devices have been observed across 54 countries, but many infections have been spotted in Ukraine and their number continues to increase.”
This malware has the ability to affect your network’s ability to connect and potentially gather information from your computers. Don’t panic, acording to reports are this is targeted to goverment and infrastructure sites but is spreading. You can read more at this link: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-145A
What do I do? The immediate response for you is to unplug your modem and router and wait 10 seconds and plug them back in. The secondary response is to make sure they are updated with the latest firmware. All of the most popular router manufacturers have updates already available.
If you are a managed services client of G First, this will be taken care of free of charge as part of your monthly agreement. If you need help with making sure you have done the right thing(s), please email G First at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you shortly.
Yours in Safety,
The G First Team