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Hacker admits guilt in big internetstoring at Deutsche Telekom

Hacker admits guilt in big internetstoring at Deutsche Telekom

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A man has known that he is responsible for the large-scale internetstoring that at the end of last year to 900,000 routers of the German internet service provider Deutsche Telekom platlegde.

That writes Bleeping Computer on the basis of German media. The 29-year-old hacker used a modified version of the so-called Mirai-malware. This left hundreds of thousands of customers of Deutsche Telekom in november last without the internet.

The man has his acts against the German authorities are known. According to him, it was not intended to routers completely flat. The hacker wanted to use them as links in a DDoS attack.

‘BestBuy’, such as the hacker online is well known, claims for ten thousand euro to be hired by a Liberian isp for competitors to attack. In February, it was the attacker on a London airport picked up.

Mirai is usually by malware affected ‘internet of things’-devices, such as smart light bulbs. They send all messages to a server, which is thereby overloaded. Owners of the devices have not generally know of such acquisitions, but in Germany were suddenly to 900,000 households offline.

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