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Hack Suspected as Deutsche Telekom Customers Fail to Access Internet

As per the Deutsche Telekom, a potential hack on Sunday afternoon, November 27, has affected some 900,000 Internet users working with specific router brands even as a few couldn't access the Net at all whilst many encountered irregular problems.

Speaking to AFP, one spokesman from Telekom said that the company was sure about some external influence compromising the routers with the aid of software that was planted on the gadgets which didn't allow the access to Telekom's network. The spokesman refrained from delineating the router brands that were impacted.

A router is referred to network hardware which individual consumers use to access their telephone/Internet/television service providers. Elaborating upon the problem, the spokesman said it wasn't just with network access, however, also with recognizing which routers were failing following dial-up.

Deutsche Telekom said that they were currently examining the clue that IT analysts had unearthed about the access issue being because of an external assault instead of one usual system failure. Thelocal.de posted this dated November 28, 2016.

Telekom informed that it was bringing in fresh software the day after the hack, expecting it'd resolve the issue, because customers, one of them The Local, couldn't even then connect as Monday began.

The company noted that it had engaged engineers as well as colleagues belonging to firms providing the routers to keep trying Sunday night for some solution. However, consumers impacted have been urged for taking their gadgets off Telekom's network for the time being.

During September this year, a number of political parties received bogus e-mails masquerading as NATO messages; nonetheless, they actually had web-link to plant spyware onto victims' PCs.

Earlier during 2015, the Bundestag became victim of hack which security services said originated from Russia. Meanwhile Germany, to have its national elections in autumn 2017, had been earnestly following the effect of exposed confidential files, which hackers acquired, on 2016 presidential elections in USA.

United States officials blamed Russia as maneuvering the leakage of electronic mails from the DNC servers. A cyber assault during October too caused inaccessibility of much of the American Internet to several million end-users globally.

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