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Cisco, the world's largest networking company in the world, has published additional details in regards to VPNFilter, a nasty piece of malware that was discovered to have infected half a million consumer network devices scattered across 54 countries last month. The company's latest findings indicate that VPNFilter is targeting even vendors, including ASUS, D-Link, Huawei, Ubiuiti, UPVEEL, and ZTEL. It's also attacked new devices from previously affected vendors, including Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear, and TP-Link. "In the days since we first published our findings on the campaign, we have seen that VPNFilter is targeting more makes/models of devices than initially thought, and has additional capabilities,... Read more...
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice dealt a blow to a sophisticated Russian botnet that security researchers referred to as VPNFilter. They did it  by seizing a key domain used to perpetuate the attacks. In doing so, the agencies effectively disrupted a malicious effort that was able to infect hundreds of thousands of routers and network storage devices. Security researchers estimate that at least 500,000 network devices scattered across 54 countries were unwittingly part of the botnet. According to Talos Intelligence, VPNFilter affected devices build by several notable brands, including Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear, and TP-Link in the small and home... Read more...