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FBI seizes server Russia allegedly used to infect 500,000 consumer routers
2018-05-24T01:26:52+00:00 - Dan Goodin / Ars Technica
An FBI affidavit obtained by The Daily Beast said the hacking group behind the attacks is known as Sofacy. The domain seized Wednesday hosted a backup server for uploading a second stage of malware to already-infected routers in the event a primary method, which relied on Photobucket, failed. In August, The Daily Beast reported, FBI agents in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, interviewed a local resident whose home router was infected with VPNFilter. On Tuesday, the FBI asked federal Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan in Pittsburgh to turn over control of to agents. It’s not clear why it took nine months from the time the agents interviewed the infected router to request the seizure of the domain.

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