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Mirai variant caused German telecom disruption; 5M routers reportedly susceptible if left unpatched

Service disruptions affecting nearly one million Deutsche Telekom landline customers since last weekend are the result of a worldwide cyberattack aimed at infecting routers with a variant of Mirai Internet of Things (IoT) botnet malware, German authorities and security researchers have now confirmed. The attack seeks to exploit a vulnerability in open remote-management ports found…

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