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 Internet in the United States - A deliberate and sophisticated denial of service attack has disrupted the services of the large DNS provider Dyn, leading to 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 strengthens the estimates of the particularly large scope of infection that exists in the emerging field of tiny technological products that are not computers in the classical sense of the term, but include computer hardware and Internet access.
The source code for Mirai was fully uploaded to the web a few weeks ago, and has been described by a number of experts as very simple and 'amateur' - but it also does not prevent this damage from continuing to be active and available, and posing a real risk to the availability of various sites and services. While the attack did not bring down the services themselves nor did it (or pretend) to commit any information theft, the end result was quite similar, and it is difficult to estimate in advance what the potential for damage would be in the hands of various other malicious elements down the road.
The writing on the wall about the great security dangers inherent in the rapidly advancing Internet of Things has been there for some time, but in the meantime no significant action seems to be being taken to create a unified and smart regulation of the field in a way that would make it difficult for even Mirai to continue. Their "army of zombies" - when in addition, it seems that it is 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 IoT 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.