Why Router-Based Attacks Could Be the Next Big Trend in Cybersecurity (Tech Republic)


Russian state-sponsored hackers are leveraging vulnerabilities in routers and other network infrastructure devices to target governments, private-sector organizations, infrastructure providers, and ISPs, according to a joint statement issued on Monday from the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in the United Kingdom.

The report notes that routers are high value targets for attacks. Given the position routers play in normal network operations, the ability to utilize these devices in man-in-the-middle attacks is extremely attractive for attackers.