US, UK Warn That Russia Has Been Hacking Routers Worldwide

If there was ever a time to beef up your computer’s security at home, now would be it. This is because if the reports are to be believed, Russia has apparently been hacking routers in homes around the world. This is according to a joint announcement by both the US and UK intelligence agencies.According to the British intelligence, the National Security Council (NSC), the DHS and the FBI, they have accused Russia of trying to compromise routers for the past few months in a bid to hijack the internet’s infrastructure. It has also been suggested that compromised hardware might not only allow hackers to gain access to user information, but it could also be used as a foundation for future attacks.So far the report has warned that the main targets have been ISPs, government departments, big companies, and also firms involved in running “critical infrastructure”. No word on how many devices might have already been compromised or which companies could have already been affected.In a statement made by a spokesperson

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