Hackers Infect TP-Link Router Firmware to Attack EU Entities

Cybercriminals have employed a sophisticated attack method by infecting TP-Link router firmware to target European Union (EU) entities, as reported by Bleeping Computer.
The attackers have compromised the firmware of TP-Link routers, a popular brand used widely across Europe, to gain unauthorized access and launch cyberattacks.
The infected firmware allows hackers to control the compromised routers remotely, enabling them to monitor network traffic, steal sensitive information, and launch further attacks on connected devices.
The motive behind these attacks appears to be focused on entities within the EU, potentially including government organizations, businesses, or individuals with valuable data or sensitive information.
TP-Link has acknowledged the issue and is working to address the problem. They have urged users to update their router firmware to the latest version available to mitigate the risk of being compromised.
It is recommended that TP-Link router owners immediately check for firmware updates and apply them promptly to minimize the chances of falling victim to this attack. To ensure greater security, users are advised to regularly change their router’s default administrative credentials and enable strong passwords. Additionally, disabling remote administration features can help reduce the risk of unauthorized access.
The attack highlights the importance of maintaining strong cybersecurity practices, especially for critical infrastructure and organizations holding sensitive data, in order to protect against evolving threats. European authorities are working closely with TP-Link and cybersecurity experts to investigate the incident and identify the perpetrators behind the attack. Users are encouraged to remain vigilant, keep their devices updated with the latest security patches, and report any suspicious activities or potential breaches to the appropriate authorities or IT support teams.