Cisco Warns Russia May Launch Cyber Attack Against Ukraine

Cisco Systems warned last Tuesday that it has observed hackers infecting at least 500,000 routers and storage devices with highly sophisticated malware across several countries, a move which may signal a massive cyber attack by Russia on Ukraine.

Cisco researcher Craig Williams said that they highly suspect that state-backed Russian hackers are behind the campaign, called VPNFilter, since the code found in the hacking software had previously been seen in malware used for cyberattacks against the US by Moscow.

The Cyber Threat Alliance, a nonprofit composed of Cisco, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, Fortinet Inc, Palo Alto Networks Inc, Sophos Group Plc, and Symantec Corp. said that they will amplify the warning about the malware that seeks to target critical industrial networks such as those that operate the electric grid.

Source: Reuters

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