Oct 27, 2016

How was the IoT used in the recent DDoS attack?

How was the internet of things used in the October 2016 DDoS attack on DNS provider Dyn?
A large number of internet ready devices such as web cams and media players got infected with the Mirai malware by exploiting weak default login vulnerability. Those devices in turn were enslaved and set to send requests to Dyn. The enormous amount of devices flooded Dyn's network with requests causing it to crash.
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