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The UK and US governments have sounded the alarm on Russian intelligence targeting unpatched Cisco routers to deploy malware and carry out surveillance. In a joint advisory issued Tuesday, the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the NSA, America's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the FBI …

  1. IglooDude


    Ah, no worries here then, I always change the default 'public' community string to 'private' on my SNMP client configs so there's no exposure to the internet.

    1. JohnSheeran

      Re: Security!

      Simply Not My Problem?

  2. ChoHag Silver badge

    > Cisco is deeply concerned by an increase in the rate of high-sophistication attacks on network infrastructure — that we have observed and have seen corroborated by numerous reports issued by various intelligence organizations

    So are they not concerned about the five-eyes' spying, or have Cisco not observed it?

    Is our spying that good or are Cisco that bad?

    1. Yorick Hunt Bronze badge
      Big Brother

      Bent over willingly

      The Five Eyes don't "spy" on Cisco equipment, as they have full authorisation from the factory via the NSA-specified back doors.

      Huawei meanwhile is "bad" because they told the NSA to eff off when asked to install similar rear passages in their equipment.

      1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

        Re: Bent over willingly

        Huawei is a risk because of it's terrible programming quality which leads to lots of security loopholes while simultaneously having sophisticated Chinese backdoors which are undetectable to anybody who has analysed the code

        Cisco is perfectly safe because it's security loopholes are all the users fault

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Russia russia russia

    I hear it all the time, but I see it every day. Every day we get attempted logins from Russian IPs mostly from ISP Chang Way Technologies.

    We blacklist subnets, they come at us from another source, all logged, blocked and reported.

    I don't blame the citizens of any country, I blame the bad actors and their Pudin pop. Yet, my list of IPs is at 165 right (2 months old, since they found our IP) now that we have documented them using the same scripts/login attempts from various IP in a matter of seconds, so clearly the same idiots trying. They thought low and slow would fly under the radar - I AM THE RADAR lol.

    I hear you knocking - but you can't some in, I hear you knocking, go back where you been.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Russia russia russia

      And how does this HONG KONG ISP Chang Way mean it is The Russians?

      Lol, a typical newbie we have here seeing "them" coming at every corner. Yeah sure there's a whole team of hackers just trying to hack YOU.

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