Hacked Cameras, DVRs Powered Today’s Massive Internet Outage

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A massive and sustained Internet attack that has caused outages and network congestion today for a large number of Web sites was launched with the help of hacked “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices, such as CCTV video cameras and digital video recorders, new data suggests.

Earlier today cyber criminals began training their attack cannons on Dyn, an Internet infrastructure company that provides critical technology services to some of the Internet’s top destinations. The attack began creating problems for Internet users reaching an array of sites, including Twitter, Amazon, Tumblr, Reddit, Spotify and Netflix… More at KrebsonSecurity.

A growing and more diverse trend? Sure hope not, but this kind of attack will no doubt be repeated.

 



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