The Hill article BALTIMORE — Hackers are targeting major U.S. cities, and they’re using a common tool — an ExpressVPN router — to get around them.
That router, which is a set of routers designed to allow people to access encrypted Internet access without the need for a login and without being connected to a corporate network, has become a tool of choice for criminals to target.
The attacks have been going on for years and have taken a toll on the security of the network.
But this year, the problem seems to be getting worse.
A new report shows that the number of major metropolitan areas that have seen an increase in the number and sophistication of the attacks has gone up dramatically over the past few years.
The problem is even worse for the data security of large organizations that rely on large networks like the U.K.’s Royal Mail and the U of A’s St. Andrews University.
The report from the cybersecurity firm McAfee, called “Hacking the Internet,” analyzed all the major U