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Old 28th May 2018
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Blown out of proportion?
From the standpoint of the existence of an attack vector, I agree.

What garnered my attention is that this is the first time the FBI has targeted an attack vector and enlisted non-technical, National media to counter it. The FBI is not known for hyperbole so I wonder if this was prompted by an imminent or ongoing exploit of the vector?

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From the Slate https://slate.com/news-and-politics/...infection.html
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On Wednesday, the FBI received a court order allowing it to seize a website that was allegedly going to be used to direct the hacked routers. While that move “cut off malicious communications, it still left the routers infected, and Friday’s warning was aimed at cleaning up those machines,” explains Reuters.
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I can imagine that the FBI found concerning code on the web site and also suspect that the site was backed up.

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