MalwareTips Bot

Robot
Verified
Content Creator
Virgin Media has issued a warning to nearly 800,000 customers after it discovered that some of its routers are vulnerable to hacking, asking users to change passwords to remain protected.

A research conducted by consumer group Which? revealed that Super Hub 2 routers offered by Virgin Media to its UK customers can be hacked to access connected devices, including CCTV cameras, that would basically give attackers the power of spying on users.

The notification concerns customers still using default network and router passwords, with Virgin Media explaining that other routers from the same generation are very likely to be vulnerable as well.

“We continually upgrade our systems and equipment to ensure that we meet all current industry standards. We regularly support our customers through advice and updates and offer them the chance to upgrade to a Hub 3.0 which contains additional security provisions,” Virgin Media was quoted as saying.

Read more: Virgin Media Warns of Hacking Risk, 800,000 Users Asked to Change Passwords