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This article responds to concerns about the VPNFilter malware that has been attacking small office home office (SOHO) routers. We have no reason to believe that Sophos UTM, Cyberoam UTM, and Sophos XG Firewall are affected by the VPNFilter malware. VPNFilter was created to directly target SOHO routers and other network appliances including Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as NAS Devices and IP Cameras.
Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s) Sophos UTM CyberoamSophos Firewall
Sophos recommends to:
Note: These steps are not required to protect Sophos appliances against VPNFilter. AV scanning can detect malware payloads downloaded to machines behind the UTM. IPS can detect attempted attacks hitting the firewall and against devices behind the IPS that are open to the internet.
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