Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2031 UK police arrest suspect behind Mirai malware attacks on Deutsche Telekom
German police announced today that fellow UK police officers have arrested a suspect behind a serious cyber-attack that crippled German ISP Deutsche Telekom at the end of November 2016.

The attack in question, first reported by Bleeping Computer, caused over 900,000 routers of various makes and models to go offline after a mysterious attacker attempted to hijack the devices through a series of vulnerabilities.

Deutsche Telekom experts countered the attack on the same day by releasing a firmware update and asking customers to reboot devices so they could receive the new hardened firmware.
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#2033 Google has demonstrated a successful practical attack against SHA1
#2032 State of cyber security 2017 (PDF)
#2031 UK police arrest suspect behind Mirai malware attacks on Deutsche Telekom
#2030 Released Android malware source code used to run a banking botnet
#2029 Eleven-year-old root flaw found and patched in the Linux kernel
#2028 Serious Cloudflare bug exposed a potpourri of secret customer data
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