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.7-Year-Old Boy Killed In Strawberry Mansion Hit-And-Run, Police Say
Russian spies are reportedly trying to hack into routers.READ MORE: Philadelphia Eagles Trade QB Joe Flacco To New York Jets
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.Montgomery County Air Force Pilot Fighting For Life, Daughter Killed In Plane Crash
Security experts also say hacked routers can be used as weapons to carry out attacks on other computers.