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Amateur hackers probably caused Friday's Internet meltdown, researchers say - Chicago Tribune;

Amateur hackers probably caused Friday's Internet meltdown, researchers say - Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneAmateur hackers probably caused Friday's Internet meltdown, researchers sayChicago TribuneLarge parts of the country lost access to some popular websites Friday after an apparent hack. (DownDetector.com). Andrea PetersonThe Washington Post. Some have worried that the massive cyberattack that disrupted the Internet on Friday was the work of ...and more »

When coffee makers attack - Computerworld;

When coffee makers attack - Computerworld

ComputerworldWhen coffee makers attackComputerworldIt was shocking to learn that the recent distributed denial-of-service attack of the nation's internet infrastructure via DNS provider Dyn was aided and abetted by a hijacked army of products from the internet of things. It is thought to be the first ...and more »

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

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

Infosecurity MagazineDyn: IoT-Based DDoS Launched by Just 100K EndpointsInfosecurity MagazineDNS 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 ...and more »

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

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

The GuardianDDoS attack that disrupted internet was largest of its kind in history, experts sayThe GuardianDyn 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 ...and more »

In our rush to build Internet of Things we have left ourselves vulnerable to attacks - Irish Times;

In our rush to build Internet of Things we have left ourselves vulnerable to attacks - Irish Times

Irish TimesIn our rush to build Internet of Things we have left ourselves vulnerable to attacksIrish Times“In a relatively short time we've taken a system built to resist destruction by nuclear weapons and made it vulnerable to toasters.” That was the pithy tweet by Jeff Jarmoc, head of security for Salesforce, summarising just how vulnerable the internet ...and more »

DDoS attack overwhelmed Dyn despite mitigation efforts - Network World;

DDoS attack overwhelmed Dyn despite mitigation efforts - Network World

Network WorldDDoS attack overwhelmed Dyn despite mitigation effortsNetwork WorldDyn says that the DDoS attack that swamped its DNS resolution service last week was backed by far fewer internet of things (IoT) devices than it thought before. Previously it said it was hit by traffic from tens of millions of IP addresses, some of ...and more »

DDos On Dyn Used Malicious TCP, UDP Traffic - Dark Reading

DDos On Dyn Used Malicious TCP, UDP TrafficDark ReadingDyn confirms Mirai IoT botnet was 'primary source' of the attack, with some 100,000 infected devices sending the bogus traffic. Domain Name Service (DNS) provider Dyn today provided new details about the massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) ...and more »

Massive cyberattack poses policy dilemma - Science Daily

Massive cyberattack poses policy dilemmaScience DailyDate: 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 ...and more »

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

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

MashableRefreshing your browser made that huge DDoS attack seem much worseMashableDyn 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.and more »

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

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

Tom's HardwareUS Senator Calls On Federal Agencies To Improve IoT Device Security, Stop DDoS AttacksTom's HardwareVirginia 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 ...and more »

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

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

Phys.OrgMaybe 100000 hijacked devices used in cyber attack: DynPhys.OrgThe 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 ...and more »

Friday's DDoS attack came from 100000 infected devices - PCWorld;

Friday's DDoS attack came from 100000 infected devices - PCWorld

PCWorldFriday's DDoS attack came from 100000 infected devicesPCWorldFriday's massive internet disruption came from hackers using an estimated 100,000 devices, many of which have been infected with a notorious malware that can take over cameras and DVRs, said DNS provider Dyn. “We are able to confirm that a significant ...and more »

#IoTFail - Center for Democracy and Technology (blog);

#IoTFail - Center for Democracy and Technology (blog)

Center for Democracy and Technology (blog)#IoTFailCenter 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 ...and more »

3 inexpensive steps to secure IoT - TechRepublic;

3 inexpensive steps to secure IoT - TechRepublic

TechRepublic3 inexpensive steps to secure IoTTechRepublicIoT 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.and more »

How Vigilante Hackers Could Stop the Internet of Things Botnet - Motherboard;

How Vigilante Hackers Could Stop the Internet of Things Botnet - Motherboard

MotherboardHow Vigilante Hackers Could Stop the Internet of Things BotnetMotherboardCould do-gooder hackers take over the Mirai botnet and make it unhackable for criminals? In the last few weeks, the internet has witnessed some of the worst cyberattacks ever. All these attacks have been powered by a zombie army, or botnet, of easy-to ...and more »

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

Good news: The hackers who broke the internet last week are less powerful than originally believedQuartzDyn, 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 ...and more »

Dyn confirms Mirai botnet involved in distributed denial of service attack - ZDNet;

Dyn confirms Mirai botnet involved in distributed denial of service attack - ZDNet

ZDNetDyn confirms Mirai botnet involved in distributed denial of service attackZDNetDyn has confirmed that the Mirai botnet was the primary weapon in a distributed denial of service attack that crippled popular Web sites last week. The attack, which carried on throughout the day on Oct. 21, has been analyzed by Dyn, the company that ...and more »

What you need to know about the botnet that broke the internet - Christian Science Monitor;

What you need to know about the botnet that broke the internet - Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorWhat you need to know about the botnet that broke the internetChristian Science MonitorWhy security experts are worried about Mirai – the software attackers use to create malicious networks out of ordinary connected devices – and how you can protect yourself. Jaikumar Vijayan. Correspondent | @jaivijayan. October 26, 2016 —A wave of ...and more »

Lawmakers Asking What ISPs Can Do About DDoS Attacks - Threatpost;

Lawmakers Asking What ISPs Can Do About DDoS Attacks - Threatpost

ThreatpostLawmakers Asking What ISPs Can Do About DDoS AttacksThreatpostIoT botnets and DDoS attacks have prominent lawmakers asking government agencies some probing questions about what can be done. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) on Tuesday sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission—as well as the Federal ...and more »

DDoS And 3 Recommendations To Secure The Internet Of Things (IoT) - Forbes;

DDoS And 3 Recommendations To Secure The Internet Of Things (IoT) - Forbes

ForbesDDoS And 3 Recommendations To Secure The Internet Of Things (IoT)ForbesAnd so it begins. Last week we experienced the first security attack publicly and widely attribute to the Internet of Things (IoT). This day has been a long time in coming. It's really far from the first IoT security breech mind you, but this is the ...and more »