Russia is being accused of a massive campaign to undermine the security of firewalls and routers in a bid to support espionage and future attacks.
It comes from UK and U.S. authorities who have issued a joint cybersecurity alert for the first time ever to warn people of the threat.
“The activity highlighted today is part of a repeated pattern of disruptive and harmful malicious cyber action carried out by the Russian government,” FBI deputy assistant director Howard Marshall said in a statement online.
“As long as this type of activity continues, the FBI will be there to investigate, identify and unmask the perpetrators, in this case, the Russian government.” he said. “We do not make this attribution lightly and will hold steadfast with our partners.” Read more…