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The 29-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday at Luton airport in southern England by officers from the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) at the request of the German police, The Local reported.
“The Briton stands accused of attempted computer sabotage in a particularly serious case,” German federal police and prosecutors said in a statement, adding that they will now seek the hacker’s extradition.
The perpetrator may face up to 10 years in a German prison if he’s found guilty by the court.
However, the NCA said that the suspect was also wanted “in connection to separate offenses committed in the UK.”
In November 2016, around 1 million Deutsche Telekom customers couldn’t go online for hours due to what the company called a cyber-attack targeting household routers.