Russian hackers infect network devices with new botnet malware

Dan Goodin reports:

Hackers for one of Russia’s most elite and brazen spy agencies have infected home and small-office network devices around the world with a previously unseen malware that turns the devices into attack platforms that can steal confidential data and target other networks.

Cyclops Blink, as the advanced malware has been dubbed, has infected about 1 percent of network firewall devices made by network device manufacturer WatchGuard, the company said on Wednesday.

Read more at Ars Technica.

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