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The Internet of Things: The New Judgment Day Weapon

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

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Yesterday (Friday, the 21 in October) was not a simple day for The Internet, and in particular 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, , 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.

It is estimated that there are at least half a million tiny computer products pasted in Mirai thanks to the banal access slogans that came from the factory in most cases - and this number seems to continue to swell all the time
It is estimated that there are at least half a million tiny computing products pasted in Mirai due to banal access passwords coming from the factory or completely hacked alternative access channels - and this figure is likely to continue to rise all the time

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.

A map of the communications provider Level 3 Communications, which describes the areas affected by the current attack
A map of the communications provider Level 3 Communications, which describes the areas affected by the current attack

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 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 Infected, which is only one-tenth of those existing and pasted by Mirai.

Dyn announced that they have managed to overcome three different waves of DDoS attacks, as of now
Dyn announced that they have managed to overcome three different waves of DDoS attacks, as of now

We hope that we will begin to see solutions on the ground before the next big surprise attack arrives.


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  1. Area solutions .. Cops will move into homes and help change the password for rogue products.

  2. From the number of articles I read about the case in my opinion the interesting part here is not necessarily the DDoS attack on one or the other DNS service but the fact that they created "zombies" from various IoT devices. It was expected to happen but happened faster than we thought.

  3. I hope this attack will deter this shocking technology. The stupid devices from the 90 and below: the best and most reliable, the most maintenance-free, and the most inoperable knowledge for tech-savvy people.

  4. Who ever needs a kettle or smart toaster or fridge?

    At this rate and with evolution humanity will remain with one finger and one eye ..

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