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FBI warns consumers to reset internet routers immediately

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The FBI has warned consumers to reset their Internet routers to protect against a new Russia-linked malware attack which can steal data or force routers to "self-destruct" and has already infected around 500,000 devices.

The details: The attacks particularly focused on Ukraine, and shared code with BlackEnergy, malware believed to be used by Russia to attack critical infrastructure in Ukraine. Cisco nicknamed the campaign VPNFilter, Axios' Joe Uchill writes.