About 900,000 Deutsche Telekom routers are hacked by an English man in November 2016. (A really huge and embarrassing number.)
This poor English man has been caught in Luton (England) and he is now in front of the Cologne court (Germany). He faces a prison sentence between six months and 10 years.
According to the articles the security of the routers seems to be very very awful and manufacturers of these routers doesn't seem to be concerned about the vulnerabilities of their routers. This unconcerned behaviour and slow response to the vulnerabilities can trigger new DDoS attacks all around the World.
Underlined expressions from the articles:
"The November attack hijacked about 900,000 routers and briefly stopped their owners getting online, affecting about 1.25 million Deutsche Telekom customers."
"The man, who goes under the online pseudonym “Spiderman”, said he had taken on the commission for a fee of $10,000 (£7,700) because he wanted to marry his fiancee and needed money for a “good start into married life”."
"The man claimed he had only found out via the media that routers in Germany had switched themselves off after the attack."
"The 29-year-old, who grew up and went to high school in Israel, said he had merely done “a couple of programming courses” but not completed a degree on the subject."
Note: Market of lemons: In American slang, a lemon is a car that is found to be defective only after it has been bought.