As part of preparation for a future Russian cyber attack on Ukraine, hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries, biggest cyber security firms warn.
The Russian government may be behind the campaign, news agency Reuters said with reference to U.S. company Cisco Systems Inc which has been investigating the threat for several months. According to Cisco researcher Craig Williams, the overlap of hacking code with malware used in previous cyber attacks that the U.S. government have attributed to Moscow.
Ukraine’s SBU state security service believes the activity showed Russia was readying a large-scale cyber attack ahead of the Champions League soccer final, due to be held in Kiev on Saturday.
belsat.eu, following Reuters