FBI disinfects devices with Cyclops Blink

Apr 13, 2022

In early April, the FBI remotely accessed and disinfected US located devices infected with a new botnet malware attributed to the Russian State hacking outfit, Sandworm. The infected devices were primarily firewall devices from WatchGuard and Asus.

Cyclops Blink came to light in February in a joint advisory released by the UK’s NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre), CISA, NSA, and FBI. Cyclops Blink is a replacement of sorts for the 2018 Malware, VPNFilter, which was found to have infected US- based home and small office routers allowing hackers to steal or manipulate traffic and monitor SCADA protocols.