IoT Bots Cause Massive Internet Outage October 21st, 2016

IoT Bots Cause Massive Internet Outage October 21st, 2016

The real perpetrator of the widespread Internet outage on Friday, October 21, 2016 is still not known but the weapon of choice was definitely IoT devices compromised with Mirai malware. The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that started on the East coast of the United States targeted DNS provider Dyn, and appears to have comprised 10% of IoT assets participating in the botnet. Scale of Attack Could Have Been Larger The command...

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