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Here's One Strategy for Thwarting Denial of Service Cyberattacks - Fortune;

Here's One Strategy for Thwarting Denial of Service Cyberattacks - Fortune

FortuneHere's One Strategy for Thwarting Denial of Service CyberattacksFortuneCompanies can reduce the risk from the type of cyberattack that took out major websites on Friday by using multiple vendors for the critical Internet service known as a domain name service, or DNS, companies and security experts said on Sunday. "We ...and more »

How smart home devices are being hijacked to attack Internet - San Francisco Chronicle;

How smart home devices are being hijacked to attack Internet - San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleHow smart home devices are being hijacked to attack InternetSan Francisco ChronicleThe huge cyberattack that crippled the Internet and disabled dozens of websites Friday appeared to be the biggest attack of its kind that the world has ever seen. But it may not hold that title for for long. What made last week's Internet takedown so ...and more »

How Surveillance Cameras Have Become an Internet Superweapon - Daily Beast;

How Surveillance Cameras Have Become an Internet Superweapon - Daily Beast

Daily BeastHow Surveillance Cameras Have Become an Internet SuperweaponDaily BeastMajor parts of the internet were crashed on Friday by hackers using devices like security cameras around the world. How is this possible? Robert Graham. 10.22.16 1:04 PM ET. istock. On Friday, hackers crashed parts of the internet, specifically ...and more »

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

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

New York TimesA New Era of Internet Attacks Powered by Everyday DevicesNew York TimesDyn DNS, a company that essentially acts as a giant internet switchboard, was bombarded with messages that overloaded its circuits. Credit Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times. WASHINGTON — When surveillance cameras began popping up in the ...and more »

Dyn: DDoS Attack Powered Mainly by Mirai Botnet - Softpedia News;

Dyn: DDoS Attack Powered Mainly by Mirai Botnet - Softpedia News

Softpedia NewsDyn: DDoS Attack Powered Mainly by Mirai BotnetSoftpedia NewsKyle York, Chief Strategy Officer for Dyn, says the Mirai botnet is the main culprit behind the massive DDoS attack that hit his company and caused many popular websites to become inaccessible on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22. York said that ...and more »

Chinese firm admits its hacked products were behind Friday's DDOS attack - Computerworld;

Chinese firm admits its hacked products were behind Friday's DDOS attack - Computerworld

ComputerworldChinese firm admits its hacked products were behind Friday's DDOS attackComputerworldA Chinese electronics component manufacturer says its products inadvertently played a role in a massive cyberattack that disrupted major internet sites in the U.S. on Friday. Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology, a vendor behind DVRs and internet-connected ...and more »

Hackers Sell $7500 IoT Cannon To Bring Down The Web Again - Forbes;

Hackers Sell $7500 IoT Cannon To Bring Down The Web Again - Forbes

ForbesHackers Sell $7500 IoT Cannon To Bring Down The Web AgainForbesThink Friday's massive outage was bad? Worse is expected, as hackers are selling access to a huge army of hacked Internet of Things (IoT) devices designed to launch attacks capable of severely disrupting web connections, FORBES has learned.and more »

Internet of Things security under scrutiny after home devices were turned into hackers for Friday's massive web attack - The Drum;

Internet of Things security under scrutiny after home devices were turned into hackers for Friday's massive web attack - The Drum

The DrumInternet of Things security under scrutiny after home devices were turned into hackers for Friday's massive web attackThe DrumOctober is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and, even though it may have been coincidental, hackers demonstrated why this is an important month when they executed an attack on October 21. To wit: On Friday, cloud-based Internet performance ...and more »

Dyn Says Cyberattack Has Ended, Investigation Continues - Wall Street Journal;

Dyn Says Cyberattack Has Ended, Investigation Continues - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalDyn Says Cyberattack Has Ended, Investigation ContinuesWall Street JournalThe cyberattack that knocked out access to more than 1,200 websites including Netflix on Friday was launched with tactics used in past years by gamers looking to slow their opponents. WSJ's Lee Hawkins explains. By. Drew FitzGerald. Drew FitzGerald.and more »

Mirai Malware Source Code Used To Create Botnet In Dyn DDoS Attack By New World Hackers - Latin Times;

Mirai Malware Source Code Used To Create Botnet In Dyn DDoS Attack By New World Hackers - Latin Times

Latin TimesMirai Malware Source Code Used To Create Botnet In Dyn DDoS Attack By New World HackersLatin TimesDyn, a New Hampshire-based internet performance got hit with a massive attack on Friday, October 21, 2016--one for the record books of cybercrime. The large scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack hit some of the Internet's most popular ...and more »

About 100000 devices helped take down the internet via a cyberattack - Mashable;

About 100000 devices helped take down the internet via a cyberattack - Mashable

MashableAbout 100000 devices helped take down the internet via a cyberattackMashableUPDATE: Oct. 26, 2016, 12:48 p.m. EDT This post has been updated to amend Dyn's analysis of the number of devices used in the DDoS cyberattack. A massive cyberattack on Friday on a key piece of internet infrastructure included around 100,000 individual ...and more »

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

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

The GuardianCity banks plan to hoard bitcoins to help them pay cyber ransomsThe GuardianCriminal gangs are said to prefer payment in bitcoins because the virtual currency cannot be traced. Photograph: George Frey/Getty Images. Cybercrime · The Observer. City banks plan to hoard bitcoins to help them pay cyber ransoms. Experts say blue ...and more »

Massive cyber attack 'sophisticated, highly distributed', involving millions of IP addresses - CNBC;

Massive cyber attack 'sophisticated, highly distributed', involving millions of IP addresses - CNBC

CNBCMassive cyber attack 'sophisticated, highly distributed', involving millions of IP addressesCNBCThe denial of service attack that crippled servers across the U.S. East Coast on Friday was the result of a "sophisticated, highly distributed" assault that involved millions of Internet addresses and a malicious software, according to Dyn. The ...and more »

Hackers Used Your Vulnerable Tech To Throttle The Internet - Huffington Post;

Hackers Used Your Vulnerable Tech To Throttle The Internet - Huffington Post

Huffington PostHackers Used Your Vulnerable Tech To Throttle The InternetHuffington PostDevices were infected to carry out a “sophisticated, highly distributed attack” to wreak online havoc. 560. 82. Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the ...and more »

The Dyn DDoS Attack: Two Key Lessons for Cyber Security - LinkedIn;

The Dyn DDoS Attack: Two Key Lessons for Cyber Security - LinkedIn

LinkedInThe Dyn DDoS Attack: Two Key Lessons for Cyber SecurityLinkedInOver the course of several hours on October 21st, 2016, access to a number of major internet sites were disrupted for several hours, including Twitter, Paypal and Spotify. This was the result of a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on ...and more »

Hackers used 'internet of things' devices to cause Friday's massive DDoS cyberattack - CBC.ca;

Hackers used 'internet of things' devices to cause Friday's massive DDoS cyberattack - CBC.ca

CBC.caHackers used 'internet of things' devices to cause Friday's massive DDoS cyberattackCBC.caCould millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids' toys bring the internet to its knees? It's beginning to look that way. On Friday, epic cyberattacks crippled a major internet firm, repeatedly disrupting the availability of popular websites ...and more »

After massive cyberattack, shoddy smart device security comes back to haunt - ZDNet;

After massive cyberattack, shoddy smart device security comes back to haunt - ZDNet

ZDNetAfter massive cyberattack, shoddy smart device security comes back to hauntZDNetJuxtaposeJS. Photo Credits: Before Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images After Bronx Agence Paris. Friday morning saw the largest internet blackout in US history. Almost every corner of the web was affected in some way -- streaming services like ...and more »

Find Out If One of Your Devices Helped Break the Internet - Motherboard;

Find Out If One of Your Devices Helped Break the Internet - Motherboard

MotherboardFind Out If One of Your Devices Helped Break the InternetMotherboardSecurity experts have been warning for years that the growing number of unsecured Internet of Things devices would bring a wave of unprecedented and catastrophic cyber attacks. Just last month, a hacker publicly released malware code used in a ...and more »

How your DVR was hijacked to help epic cyberattack - USA TODAY;

How your DVR was hijacked to help epic cyberattack - USA TODAY

USA TODAYHow your DVR was hijacked to help epic cyberattackUSA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Technology experts warned for years that the millions of Internet-connected "smart" devices we use every day are weak, easily hijacked and could be turned against us. The massive siege on Dyn, a New Hampshire-based company that ...and more »

DDoS Attack Causes Waves of Internet Outages - TechNewsWorld;

DDoS Attack Causes Waves of Internet Outages - TechNewsWorld

TechNewsWorldDDoS Attack Causes Waves of Internet OutagesTechNewsWorldHundreds of websites -- including those of biggies such as Netflix, Twitter and Spotify -- on Friday fell prey to massive DDoS attacks that cut off access to Internet users on the East Coast and elsewhere across the United States. Three attacks were ...and more »