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Major cyber attack disrupts internet service across Europe and US - The Guardian

Platforms affected by the attack included Twitter, Netflix, Reddit and Spotify. Photograph: Ross M. Horowitz/Getty Images. US officials are investigating multiple attacks that caused widespread online disruption on both sides of the Atlantic on Friday ...and more »

Chinese IoT firm recalls 4.3 million connected cameras after giant botnet attack - Wired.co.uk

When the internet was mostly taken offline last week, Internet of Things devices were partly blamed. Now Chinese manufacturer Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology is recalling millions of insecure connected cameras. The firm has found a security flaw that ...and more »

Hackers Used New Weapons to Disrupt Major Websites Across US - New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — Major websites were inaccessible to people across wide swaths of the United States on Friday after a company that manages crucial parts of the internet's infrastructure said it was under attack. Users reported sporadic problems ...and more »

Cyber attack: hackers 'weaponised' everyday devices with malware - The Guardian

The huge attack on global internet access, which blocked some of the world's most popular websites, is believed to have been unleashed by hackers using common devices like webcams and digital recorders. Among the sites targeted on Friday were Twitter ...and more »

A New Era of Internet Attacks Powered by Everyday Devices - New York Times

WASHINGTON — When surveillance cameras began popping up in the 1970s and '80s, they were welcomed as a crime-fighting tool, then as a way to monitor traffic congestion, factory floors and even baby cribs. Later, they were adopted for darker purposes ...and more »

What We Know About Friday's Massive East Coast Internet Outage - WIRED

Friday morning is prime time for some casual news reading, tweeting, and general Internet browsing, but you may have had some trouble accessing your usual sites and services this morning and throughout the day, from Spotify and Reddit to the New York ...and more »

City banks plan to hoard bitcoins to help them pay cyber ransoms - The Guardian

Criminal gangs are said to prefer payment in bitcoins because the virtual currency cannot be traced. Photograph: George Frey/Getty Images. Several of London's largest banks are looking to stockpile bitcoins in order to pay off cyber criminals who ...and more »

'Smart' home devices used as weapons in website attack - BBC News

Hackers used internet-connected home devices, such as CCTV cameras and printers, to attack popular websites on Friday, security analysts say. Twitter, Spotify, and Reddit were among the sites taken offline on Friday. Each uses a company called Dyn ...and more »

Large DDoS attacks cause outages at Twitter, Spotify, and other sites - TechCrunch

Several waves of major cyberattacks against an internet directory service knocked dozens of popular websites offline today, with outages continuing into the afternoon. Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify, Shopify, and other websites have been inaccessible to ...and more »

This Is Why Half the Internet Shut Down Today - Gizmodo

Twitter, Spotify and Reddit, and a huge swath of other websites were down or screwed up this morning. This was happening as hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. It's probably ...and more »