German internet security website crashes after alert

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German internet security website crashes after alert over 16m accounts

Agency says analysis of hijacked computer networks revealed that as many as 16 million accounts have been compromised.

Germany’s internet security agency has said an analysis of hijacked computer networks has revealed that as many as 16 million online accounts have been compromised.

A website offering citizens the chance to check whether their accounts are affected crashed almost immediately after its launch due to overwhelming demand.

The Federal Office for Information Security said it had found out about the security breach after running an analysis of botnets – networks of computers that have been infected by malware.

Originally posted at The Guardian

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