US accuses hackers from Russia of attacking hundreds of thousands of routers
According to the American NSA, programmers hacked devices not only in the States, but in the other countries of the world.
The National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States reported on a mass hacker attack on the network of routers. As the publication Defense One writes, it is about hacking hundreds of thousands of devices in America and other countries.
The agency held Russia liable for the attack. According to preliminary investigation data, in May, for the first time “malicious Russian programs” were discovered in the routers. It is assumed that this software was installed by the hackers from the groups APT 28 or Fancy Bear. The program, according to the NSA staff, made it possible to steal data from individuals or to inflict a massive cyber-attack, which threatens major economic damage for various organizations.
The source of the publication in Washington reports that the US Department of Justice sent warnings to residents of the country asking them to restart the routers in order to stop the attack. However, the malicious program could still remain in the devices.