Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell is passing along an advisory he says has been put out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The sheriff said the federal agency is warning about the possibility of foreigners compromising computer routers and other networked devices. The sheriff offered the following comments on Sunday:

“The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers power cycle (reboot) the devices. Foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide by using VPNFilter malware to target small office and home office routers. The malware is able to perform multiple functions, including possible information collection, device exploitation, and blocking network traffic. "

You can read more about the threat here.

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