$1 million heist on Russian bank started with hack of branch router

Enlarge (credit: Henry Burrows / Flickr) A prolific hacking group has struck again, this time stealing close to $ 1 million from Russia’s PIR Bank. The July 3 heist came about five weeks after the sophisticated hackers first gained access to the bank’s network by compromising a router used by a regional branch. The theft—which […]

Year-old router bug exploited to steal sensitive DOD drone, tank documents

Enlarge / A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper awaits maintenance December 8, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. Training materials for the Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Unit were stolen by a hacker exploiting a Netgear router. (credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen) In May, a hacker perusing vulnerable systems with the […]

This $70 WiFi router is the perfect choice for people who live in small apartments — plus it has plenty of features usually reserved for pricier options

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.  TP-Link Traditional WiFi routers are usually hard to set up and manage, which makes them a lot harder to recommend than modern, mesh routers, which are smarter and […]

Data-stealing router malware bypasses web encryption

A recently discovered strain of router malware appears to be much worse than thought. Cisco Talos has learned that VPNFilter can not only render devices unusable, but can bypass the SSL encryption you often see on the web. A module in the malware intercepts outgoing web requests to turn them into non-secure (that is, basic […]

This mesh WiFi router can track motion to protect your family

Back at CEATEC in October, I came across Origin Wireless and its clever algorithm that can turn any WiFi mesh network into a simple home security plus well-being monitoring system, and that’s without using cameras nor wearables — just plug and play. At the time, I already saw a working demo which left me impressed, […]

FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices

(credit: Linksys) The FBI is advising users of consumer-grade routers and network-attached storage devices to reboot them as soon as possible to counter Russian-engineered malware that has infected hundreds of thousands devices. Researchers from Cisco’s Talos security team first disclosed the existence of the malware on Wednesday. The detailed report said the malware infected more […]

Your Wi-Fi router could be quietly HACKING your computer, experts issue terrifying WARNING

Security experts have warned of a serious new nation-state developed malware threat, dubbed Slingshot. Kaspersky Labs researchers identified the new malware, which infects an internet router, before stealing data from computers connected to the network. Researcher say the malware is so sophisticated, it can only have been developed by a nation-state. In a report on […]

A potent botnet is exploiting a critical router bug that may never be fixed

A Dasan Networks router similar to this one is under active exploit by the potent Satori botnet. (credit: Dasan Networks) A fast-moving botnet that turns routers, cameras, and other types of Internet-connected devices into potent tools for theft and destruction has resurfaced again, this time by exploiting a critical vulnerability that gives attackers control over […]

100,000-strong botnet built on router 0-day could strike at any time

Attackers have used an advanced new strain of the Mirai Internet-of-things malware to quietly amass an army of 100,000 home routers that could be used at any moment to wage Internet-paralyzing attacks, a researcher warned Monday. Botnet operators have been regularly releasing new versions of Mirai since the source code was openly published 14 months […]