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Chinese IoT firm recalls 4.3 million connected cameras after giant botnet attack -

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 »

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

Denial of service attack from unknown culprits on domain name system company Dyn caused access to be severely restricted for users on Friday. Sam Thielman in New York and Chris Johnston in London. Fri 21 Oct 2016 12.06 EDT Last modified on Tue 9 ...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 »

A massive DDOS attack against Dyn DNS is causing havoc online [Update: Resolved] - The Next Web

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against DynDNS is causing havoc online, with many major websites reportedly unavailable. According to Dyn DNS, the attack started at 11:10 UTC, and it targeted its managed DNS service. The Domain Name ...and more »

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

Hundreds of thousands of devices such as webcams and DVRs were infected with malicious code to create a so-called 'botnet' to target leading sites. Sam Thielman in New York and Elle Hunt. Sat 22 Oct 2016 01.47 EDT Last modified on Fri 14 Jul 2017 ...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 »

Cyber attacks briefly knock out top sites - BBC News

Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, SoundCloud, PayPal and several other sites have been affected by three web attacks. All the firms are customers of a company called Dyn, which they use to help users find their sites online. In quick succession on Friday, Dyn ...and more »

WikiLeaks to Supporters: 'Stop Taking Down the US Internet' - Newsmax

WikiLeaks deduced that its supporters may be behind the massive attack on the United States' internet that left many websites and segments of the country offline Friday. The group posted a message on Twitter, asking its supporters to cease its cyber ...and more »

Mirai botnets linked to massive DDoS attacks on Dyn DNS, Flashpoint says - SC Magazine

Mirai botnets like the ones recently used in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on a French internet service provider and a well-known security researcher were at least partly responsible for the waves of DDoS attacks against Dyn DNS that ...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 »