Cisco routers are being targeted by custom Russian malware


Russian state-sponsored risk actors have constructed customized malware and are utilizing it in opposition to previous, unpatched Cisco IOS routers (opens in new tab), a joint US-UK report has warned. 

The UK Nationwide Cyber Safety Centre (NCSC), the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Safety Company (CISA), the Nationwide Safety Company (NSA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) launched a report (opens in new tab) by which they state that APT28, a gaggle allegedly affiliated with the Russian Common Workers Predominant Intelligence Directorate (GRU), developed a customized malware named “Jaguar Tooth”.