DDoS attack that disrupted internet was largest of its kind in history, experts say

Dyn, the victim of last week’s denial of service attack, said it was orchestrated using a weapon called the Mirai botnet as the ‘primary source of malicious attack’

The most interesting feature of the attack is that it involved the use of IoT devices, things like cameras and other devices that use “ethernet protocols” to send or receive data to other connected devices.  These “Internet of Things” devices exist all over the world and outnumber computers and smartphones by more than 100-1.  That number is growing exponentially these days.  Protecting them from such criminal abuse is a huge challenge for security experts.

Look to companies like SafeJunction to provide privacy and security solutions that will protect IoT devices as well as the computers and smartphones that they are designed to communicate with.

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