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.Teammates, Coaches Hold Emotional Vigil For Tyler Norton, Boy Killed In Pottstown House Fire
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.READ MORE: Veterans Transform Historic Train Station Into 'Incredibly Special' Cafe In Radnor Township
Access to a router can allow hackers to get personal information, financial data, and passwords from users, as well as infiltrate internet service providers.Mama-Tee's Effort To Combat Food Insecurity During Pandemic Expands Into Pop-Up Grocery Store
Security experts also say hacked routers can be used as weapons to carry out attacks on other computers.