Because the US intelligence service FBI has seized a command & control server, it is possible to deactivate the malware that has recently affected half a million users by rebooting the router.
The FBI has received permission from the court to Verisign com to take over the domain ToKnowAll [.] com, causing the malware to contact FBI servers from now on. 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.