|The cybersecurity experts said that the recent cyberattack responsible for taking down much of the US Internet was caused by Mirai botnet and was estimated as the largest of its kind in history. The botnet targeted the servers of Dyn, a company controlling much of the DNS infrastructure, which consequently affected largest websites including Twitter, Netflix, Reddit, the Guardian, CNN and others in Europe and the United States.
The outage was caused by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, performed by a network of computers infected with malware, which coordinated into bombarding a server with traffic until it is overwhelmed. The Mirai botnet was detected as the “primary source of malicious attack traffic” and differs from other botnets by its structure: instead of being made up of computers, it consists of the so-called “Internet of Things” (web cameras, printers and other web-connected devices).
Due to a huge number of Internet-connected devices, Mirai attacks were much larger than ordinary DDoS attacks. Its extent was estimated as involving 100,000 malicious endpoints, and the attack strength reached 1.2Tbps. The industry experts estimate the attack roughly twice as powerful as any similar attack on record.
The same botnet was used in the attack against the information security blog Krebs, which topped out at 665 Gbps. Security specialists say there is no real strategy to combat cyber insecurity of Internet-connected devices. Apparently, a non-state group exploited the problem on such a significant scale, and a well-resourced state actor could do much more with the botnet, and the consequences are hard to predict.
Saturday, October 29th, 2016
|Well we can hope that the good bad guys have it.|
|I thought my fridge looked guiltier than usual - I knew it was up to no good.|
|posted by (2016-10-29 13:51:54)|
|@WingnutStickman - LMAO|
|posted by (2016-10-29 14:45:57)|
|that buffer overflow :v|
|posted by (2016-10-29 18:55:20)|
|Geez,....this is something from a steven king novel.|
And it does explain why my webcam keeps watching me. Even when I'm not smoking pot.
|Someones testing for something then, "Wargames"|
|posted by (2016-11-01 00:46:54)|
|thx for the slave computers asia has... Btw all microsoft and apple system computers are controlling by US. iam looking forward to see US attack to Russia and China. Even if i think they are all puppets of rothschilds.|
You owe me a coffee, it just spewed outta my nose LMMFAO!!!@
|Welcome to the future, can't wait to see how cyber attacks catch up to the interweb and how soon it takes Joe Citizen to do this shit on his own on a global scale , THEN the policing of the internet will really begin!!|
Now I'm off to shoot WingNutStickMan's fridge and save the world.....
Most Popular Stories