Warning of Virus at Routers

The FBI is asking everyone with a home or office router to do one thing: Reboot your routers.

The agency issued a warning on Friday asking home Internet users and small business owners to reboot their routers to ward off a pernicious piece of malware called VPN Filter. The malware infects routers during the first stage of an attack that eventually gives hackers great control over the devices connected to the Internet. 

Research from Cisco’s Talos security group, published last week, estimates that 500,000 devices around the world may be affected by the malware. Rebooting the router can delete a part of the virus, but it may be attached again. The FBI has control over a part of the network where the affected routers can download virus codes.

As a next step, the users should download the latest firmware for their devices and change their password to further guard themselves against infection. As a long-term solution, the companies can implement an information security management system based on ISO 27001:2013, to address the business and compliance risks of information leakage.

Support by DQS

DQS Academy provides professional training courses and audit/certification service on ISO 27001:2013, to help clients to improve their information management system, and reduce the risk of violation to the regulation.

Source: Washington Post


美國聯邦調查局(FBI)日前敦促所有小型企業及家庭,盡快重新啟動路由器,從而對抗可能來自名爲 “VPN 過濾器” 的黑客軟件的廣泛攻擊。

根據思科的安全技術部門在上週的研究發佈,預計全球已有超過 50 萬部裝置可能被該病毒感染。受感染的用家能夠透過重新啟動裝置來刪除 VPNFilter 部分組件,但黑客仍可重新感染有關裝置。FBI 已經控制了受感染路由器可以下載病毒代碼的部分網絡。

下一步,用戶應該為他們的路由器更新固件並更改密碼以進一步防範感染。作爲系統性的長久對策,企業可能通過實施基於 ISO 27001:2013 的資訊安全管理體系,以應對資訊泄露的商業和合規風險。


DQS 學堂 正提供一系列的 ISO 27001:2013 培訓課程審核和認證,幫助企業改善其資訊管理體系,降低違規風險。