Because the US intelligence service FBI seized a command & control server, it is possible to deactivate the malware that hit half a million users in the past by rebooting the router.
The FBI has received permission from the judge to order Verisign to take over the domain ToKnowAll [.] com, so that the malware will from now on contact the servers of the FBI. The intelligence service does this to collect IP addresses from affected routers
On the site of Cisco’s security branch Talos more information about the VPNFilter. The Ukrainian government organization SBU believes that the Russian government is behind the attack, possibly for an attack during the Champions League final on Saturday. Cisco also suspects that the Russian state is behind the attack.