Is Your Internet Router
Under Attack?

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Is VPNFilter Malware Infecting Your Router?

Soteria wants you to know about your cybersecurity risks at home.  Have you heard about the router-attacking malware VPNFilter?

Since 2016, over 500,000 internet routers in over 54 countries have been attacked by the insidious malware VPNFilter. Let’s make sure you’re not one of them.

The malware works on Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear and TP-Link routers and mainly targets private homes and small businesses.  If that sounds like it could be you, you’ll want to keep reading.

What does the malware do?

VPNFilter uses sniffers which collect login information and data acquisition traffic. The malware allows the attacker to remain completely unseen “by using the devices as nondescript points for connecting to final targets.” Additionally, researchers believe that the malware has the ability to permanently deactivate the device, potentially disabling internet access for hundreds of thousands of people in a given area.

This specific capability is concerning to experts who say that this action would be “unrecoverable by most victims, requiring technical capabilities . . . that no consumer should be expected to have.”

Am I being targeted?

To see a comprehensive list of all the at-risk routers and learn how to protect yourself from VPNFilter, click here.

At Soteria, we work to ensure your cyber safety at all costs. Have questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch!



Goodin, D. (2018, May 23). Hackers infect 500,000 consumer routers all over the world with   malware. Retrieved from
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