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DDoS Attack Against Dyn Managed DNS


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DDoS Attack Against Dyn Managed DNS > https://www.dynstatus.com/incidents/nlr4yrr162t8

Unprotected IoT devices killed the US Internet for hours > http://www.bitdefender.com/box/mirai-IOT-security-alert.html

Can Internet of Things be the New Frontier for Cyber Extortion? > http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/can-internet-of-things-be-the-new-frontier-for-cyber-extortion/

 

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Related:   Webcam firm recalls hackable devices after mighty Mirai botnet attack

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Chinese electronic firm Hangzhou XiongMai (XM) says it will recall some of its IoT devices, including webcams, after claims that they were widely exploited by malicious hackers that launched a massive denial-of-service attack on Friday October 21st.

The distributed denial-of-service attack targeted domain name service Dyn, who confirmed this weekend in a statement that it was hit by a “sophisticated attack”, which included tens of millions of attacks from from IP addresses associated with Mirai, a botnet compromised of hijacked IoT devices.

 

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Omni (HF Owner) has been contacted by The Washington Post to comment on the story, since Mirai's source code was first dumped on HF by one of its user.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/10/26/hobbyist-hackers-probably-caused-fridays-internet-meltdown-researchers-say/

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