The day after the massive cyber attack. A roundup.

Posted by on October 22nd, 2016
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The global cyber war is raging on, and this mesmerizing map shows just how serious it has become.

Some of the internet’s most popular, well-defended services — including Twitter — were knocked offline yesterday by a massive denial-of-service attack that security experts are blaming on botnets made from thousands of hacked embedded systems in Internet of Things devices like home security cameras and video recorders. (more…)


After a large-scale distributed denial of service attack took down large portions of the internet today, Dyn reported our connected devices could be responsible for the attack. Here’s how it works:

Much of the Internet was brought to a screeching halt Friday as a cyberattack on a company many had previously never heard of brought down many of the most popular online services, including Twitter and Spotify.

Why hackers choose DDoS attacks

The cyberattack that immobilized a large chunk of the internet on Friday may have seemed complex. In fact, the type attack that hackers employed to cut off access to some of the world’s biggest websites was strikingly simple.

The internet is going down, people.

Friday morning’s cyberattack on Dyn — a company that hosts some major domain name systems — caused a horrific chain of events for the internet, one of the worst outages resulting from an attack.

Knowing a lot about something doesn’t always mean you can stop it.

Two days before a massive distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) shut down a huge chunk of the internet on Friday, a researcher at the server provider under assault gave a presentation on just that kind of attack.

 

Sites across the internet had problems on Friday morning following a cyberattack on a major internet management company.

A massive cyber attack on Friday used a system of smart devices like cameras and DVRs to attack important internet infrastructure, leading to widespread problems for some of the web’s most popular destinations.

DNS service Dyn faces DDoS attacks.


After this morning’s massive DDoS attack affecting the likes of Twitter, Reddit, AirBnB and many others, everything seemed to be fixed and functioning as usual.
motherboard.vice.com – Oct 21, 1:35 PM

A massive botnet of hacked Internet of Things devices has been implicated in the cyberattack that caused a significant internet outage on Friday. The botnet, which is powered by the malware known as Mirai, is in part responsible for the attack that…

 

CNBC – Berkeley Lovelace Jr. – Oct 21

Internet traffic company Dyn on Friday warned of another cyber attack after earlier in the day websites and services across the East Coast were shut down. ‘We have begun monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed (Domain Name

 

Hackers have shown how they could take down the Internet.

Much of the web struggled to stay on its feet today, with outages bringing down U.S.-based services and sites such as Amazon, Twitter and Netflix. A massive distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on Dyn DNS is reportedly the cause: as a popular provider of domain-name lookup services, it falling over means that browsers simply don’t know where to find websites


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 System (DNS) is a tool used to resolve human-readable web addresses (like “thenextweb.com”) against IP addresses.

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