Botnet Attack Targeted Routers A Wake-Up Call for Securing Remote Employees’ Hardware


Multiple U.S. and international government agencies released an advisory Feb. 7 detailing the Volt Typhoon attacks. The threat actors targeted and compromised the IT environments of U.S. communications, energy, transportation and water infrastructure in the continental U.S. as well as non-continental areas and territories, such as Guam.

Department of Justice investigators said on Jan. 31, 2024, that the malware has been deleted from affected routers. The investigators also cut the routers off from other devices used in the botnet.

What is the Volt Typhoon botnet attack?

The cybersecurity threat in this case is a botnet created by Volt Typhoon, a group of attackers sponsored by the Chinese government.

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