FBI seizes domain used by Russian hackers to control 500,000 routers


Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/fbi-seizes-domain-used-by-russian-hackers-to-control-500000-routers-84333/

The FBI has seized a domain that was used by hackers for their command and control server. Hackers controlled a botnet consisting of more than 500,000 routers and storage devices ,that were infected with the VPN Filter malware. The American secret service received permission from a federal judge to take control over the domain.