PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Officials are warning that hackers from the Russian government are targeting an electronic item found in millions of homes and businesses across the United States.

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Russian spies are reportedly trying to hack into routers.

They’re the devices that allow communication between the internet and your computer and other connected devices.

Access to a router can allow hackers to get personal information, financial data, and passwords from users, as well as infiltrate internet service providers.

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Security experts also say hacked routers can be used as weapons to carry out attacks on other computers.