US, British governments say Russia has hacked routers used by businesses globally

The US and British governments accused Russia of conducting a massive campaign to compromise computer routers and firewalls around the world — from home offices to Internet providers — for espionage and possibly sabotage purposes.  The unusual public warning from the White House, US agencies and Britain’s National Cyber Security Center results from monitoring the threat dating back more than a year. It was the two countries’ first such joint alert. “We have high confidence that Russia has carried out a coordinated campaign to compromise ... routers, residential and business — the things you and I have in our home,” said Rob Joyce, the White House cybersecurity coordinator. Officials say millions of users worldwide have been targeted.


US, British governments say Russia has hacked routers used by businesses globally