outsourced IT service company in Dallas educates against Russian router hack

Reset your router.  Bottom line.  As a leading outsourced IT services provider in the Dallas, Carrollton, Addison, Grapevine, Flowermound, and surrounding DFW area, we are always on high alert when it comes to cybersecurity.

The FBI recently reported Russian cybercriminals have been using malware to infect small businesses and home routers to gain access to your information.  The malware can collect information, block web traffic, and even disable your router entirely.

The Department of Justice reports hundreds of thousands of routers are already under control of the Sofacy Group.  This is the same group believed to have hacked the Democratic National Convention before the 2016 election.  US security agencies believe this group is directed by Russian intelligence.

Here’s what we recommend you do immediately:

  • Reboot your router! This can temporarily disrupt the malware if it is present.
  • Create a new, secure password.
  • Upgrade your device’s firmware.
  • Call your IT department or call a Dallas IT services company that specializes in cybersecurity!

Don’t leave this up to chance.  If you think there is the slightest possibility your business could be compromised, get a IT cyber-security audit.  Have your own IT team perform an audit or get a 3rd party opinion with Think Unified, an experienced, Dallas based, cybersecurity and IT services company.  Sign up for this no strings attached assessment here: https://www.thinkunified.com/cybersecurity-audit-dfw/.