Security Awareness Alert: Reboot Your Home Router

Recently, the FBI and Cisco have uncovered a massive infection of over a half-million home routers and consumer devices which are under the control of a Russian hacker group known as APT28. While the details are not fully known at this time, investigators have found these devices are being used to steal credentials and launch further attacks. The FBI is urging everyone to power-cycle your home router and change the password on the router.

For some devices, the infection will persist after a power-cycle and in these cases, the device will need to be factory reset.  Contact the manufacturers website for details to perform a factory reset. Here’s a list of the known affected devices:

LINKSYS DEVICES:
E1200
E2500
WRVS4400N

MIKROTIK ROUTEROS:
1016
1036
1072 

NETGEAR DEVICES:
DGN2200
R6400
R7000
R8000
WNR1000
WNR2000

QNAP DEVICES:
TS251
TS439 Pro
Other QNAP NAS devices running QTS software 

TP-LINK DEVICES:
R600VPN 

Please check for and install the latest firmware updates on your home router to ensure it is up to date.   

Questions or comments, contact I.T. at support@stetson.edu.