It’s estimated that 1 in 5 businesses will fall victim to some sort of cyber crime, and that there are over 82,000 new pieces of malware released each DAY! What’s more, hacking and cyber crime are organized. They are also well funded, sometimes by governments. If you don’t believe me, then maybe you’ll believe the FBI.
Recently the FBI recommended that homes and small offices reboot their routers in order to thwart a Russian-created piece of malware.
The malware, called VPNFilter, has infected about 500,000 routers worldwide, by the FBI’s estimate. They have taken preventative measures to secure the domain the malware is using to control the routers. However, they are advising that people reboot and update their routers to combat the infection.
If you are covered under our Comprehensive Care service, we will roll out updates and restart routers as needed to address the malware. If you are not covered, we recommend that you schedule preventative maintenance be performed on your router. This will take approximately 1 hour; we will install the latest firmware and ensure that the correct security settings are in place to keep you safe.