In the United States, they are trying to acclimatize after a major network attack that killed some of the biggest sites and services for almost a day
Yesterday (Friday, the 21 in October) was not a simple day for Network The Internet, and in particular Network The Internet in the United States - A deliberate and sophisticated denial-of-service attack has damaged the services of major DNS provider Dyn, causing large sites such as Spotify, Twitter, SoundCloud, Radiet and others have not been available for quite a while for a significant portion of American consumers. Now this attack seems to be over, for now, but its great meaning is only beginning to clear.
according to Analysis and Intelligence Company Flashpoint, the current attack was carried out using Mirai's purge aimed at the Internet devices of things (IoT), and was also defined as responsible To the massive attack on the blog Krebs On Security At the end of the previous month - which only reinforces the estimates of a particularly large contagion that exists in the emerging field of tiny technological products that are not computational in the classical sense of the term, but include computer hardware and Internet access.
The source code for Mirai was fully uploaded to the network a few weeks ago and described by some experts as very simple and 'amateur' - but that also does not prevent this damage from continuing to be active and available, and poses a real risk to the availability of various sites and services on the network, including the largest ones. While the attack did not bring down the services themselves, nor did it succeed (or purportedly) to steal any information, the end result was quite similar, and it is difficult to predict in advance what the potential damage could be in the hands of various other malicious agents down the road.
The inscription on the wall about the major security dangers inherent in the rapidly advancing Internet revolution has been there for some time, but in the meantime no significant actions seem to be taking place to create unified and smart regulation of the domain that would make it more difficult for the Mirai to continue operating and even increase Their "army of zombies" - when in addition, it seems necessary to continue to thicken the infrastructure Network The Internet, in a way that does not leave bottleneck points that can be attacked so effectively, as demonstrated now in Dyn's DNS services that allegedly have been dropped by using 50,000 products and production Infected, which is only one-tenth of those existing and pasted by Mirai.
We hope that we will begin to see solutions on the ground before the next big surprise attack arrives.