Dyn: IoT-Based DDoS Launched by Just 100K Endpoints - Infosecurity Magazine

DNS firm Dyn has released more details of the massive DDoS attack that caused outages at major internet firms last Friday, claiming it was powered by just 100,000 malicious endpoints. There has been much speculation about the size of the attack, which ...

DDoS attack that disrupted internet was largest of its kind in history, experts say - The Guardian

Dyn estimated that the attack had involved '100,000 malicious endpoints', and the company said there had been reports of an extraordinary attack strength of 1.2 terabits (1,200 gigabytes) per second. Photograph: Alamy. Hacking ...

Massive cyberattack poses policy dilemma - Science Daily

Date: October 25, 2016; Source: Stanford University; Summary: The coordinated cyber attack that crippled parts of the internet on Friday highlighted key policy problems, a cybersecurity scholar said. Share: AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook ...

Refreshing your browser made that huge DDoS attack seem much worse - Mashable

Dyn faced multiple DDoS attacks that caused much of the internet to come to a halt on Oct. 21. Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire. 2016%2f09%2f16%2f9c%2fhttpsd2mhye01h4nj2n.cloudfront.netmediazgkymde1lzaz.ce8ca By Colin Daileda Oct 26, 2016.

US Senator Calls On Federal Agencies To Improve IoT Device Security, Stop DDoS Attacks - Tom's Hardware

Virginia Senator Mark Warner (D), who is the co-founder of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus and a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a letter to three governmental agencies (FTC, FCC, and DHS) asking them what they can do ...

Maybe 100000 hijacked devices used in cyber attack: Dyn - Phys.Org

The US company targeted in last week's massive cyber attack said Monday that possibly 100,000 connected devices were hijacked to swamp its systems and close off the internet to millions of users. Dynamic Network Services Inc, or Dyn, said it was ...

#IoTFail - Center for Democracy and Technology (blog)

On Friday, a sophisticated global army disrupted service to websites like the New York Times, Spotify, and Twitter. The attack wasn't conducted by an army of trained soldiers, and it didn't involve marching across foreign borders. Instead, it was ...

3 inexpensive steps to secure IoT - TechRepublic

IoT devices powered the attack against Dyn, causing major disruptions to certain web properties. Follow these three steps to secure your IoT devices. By Keith Townsend | October 26, 2016, 1:09 PM PST. RSS. Comments; Facebook; Linkedin; Twitter; More.

Good news: The hackers who broke the internet last week are less powerful than originally believed - Quartz

Dyn, the domain name system provider that was attacked Friday (Oct. 21), has just published new detail on the incident that took down major web services like Github and Twitter. Dyn substantially lowered its estimate of the size of the botnet used in ...