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FBI Issues VPNFilter Malware Warning: “REBOOT NOW”!
An alert has been issued that hackers have rapidly infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices
-- in dozens of countries -- with highly sophisticated malicious software, enabling it to steal data, personal information, and blocking network traffic.
River Valley Telecommunications takes this threat very seriously and strongly recommends all customers to at least REBOOT their routers.
(Unplug, wait 30 seconds, plug in).
Rebooting the router may not completely prevent the malware from coming back, but it will slow down the process. It is recommended to turn off remote administration, change passwords & upgrade to the latest firmware. The only way to truly remove the VPNFilter is to reset the router to factory settings.
River Valley does have a solution to help you in the future with a WIFI Gateway. We will make sure that you have the most up-to-date firmware. Call or stop by our office for more information.