IoT Botnet Mirai Today in Action in Dyn’s DDoS


(T) Large-scale Internet attacks are now reaching a point where their impacts are incredible. Leveraging Mirai a botnet that launches attacks from DVRs, IP Cameras and other IoT devices, multiple DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks were launched today on Dyn, a provider of Managed DNS services, that resulted in outages of well-known Web services including Twitter, Amazon, Tumblr, Reddit, Spotify, and Netflix.

More readings…

About the attack:
From Dyn: Dyn Statement on 10/21/2016 DDoS Attack
From KrebsonSecurity: Hacked Cameras, DVRs Powered Today’s Massive Internet Outage
From KrebsonSecurity: DDoS on Dyn Impacts Twitter, Spotify, Reddit

About Mirai:
Wikipedia – Mirai
From KrebsonSecurity: Source Code for IoT Botnet ‘Mirai’ Released

About the Security of the Internet of Things:
From Bruce Schneider: Security Economics of the Internet of Things

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