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How to prepare yourself for the next DDoS attack - CNET

Most experts say it's a matter of when, not if. Here's how to make sure the next outage doesn't totally wreck your day.

Hacker Group Claims Responsibility For Friday's Attack And Warns Of More To Come

An "internet of things" botnet was used to DDoS a Domain Name System company in New Hampshire, and likely presages a new era. [ more › ]

Chinese Company Recalls Cameras Used In Last Week's Huge Cyberattack

Xiongmai, the Chinese company whose webcams were at least partially responsible for Friday’s massive DDoS attack, is recalling some of its products in the US. More »      

China electronics maker will recall some devices sold in U.S. after massive IoT hack

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A China-based maker of surveillance cameras said Monday it will recall some products sold in the United States after a massive "Internet of Things" malware attack took down a major DNS provider in a massive DDOS attack. The stunningly broad attack brought much internet activity to a halt last Friday. (more…)

Everything We Know About the Cyber Attack That Crippled America's Internet

2 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Friday’s DDoS attack on Dyn’s domain name servers was unprecedented. The attack utilized a botnet made up of “internet of things” (IoT) devices (think: smart TVs, DVRs, and internet-connected cameras) to take down a major piece of internet infrastructure. Show More Summary

IoT Scanner Checks for Vulnerabilities In Your Connected Devices

Last week’s DDoS attack on Dyn that shut down portions of the internet was fueled by bots created from hacked connected devices, like internet-connected cameras and DVRs, but can also theoretically include connected routers, printers, and more. Show More Summary

Chinese Company Recalls Webcams, Other Products After DDoS Attack

A Chinese electronics company called Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology is recalling webcams and other devices that were targeted in a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Friday. The attack, which hit the domain name system services...Show More Summary

Massive DDoS attack disrupted major internet services, including news media

Huge attacks against an internet infrastructure provider made several major internet sites and services inaccessible on Friday morning in the US. Read more...

DDOS Attacks And Election Day: What To Do? [HINT: Don’t Wait.]”

Doug Chapin blogs. See my earlier post, If Today’s Internet Outage/Hacking Was a Dry Run for Election Day, Things Could Get Very Bad … Continue reading ?

Webcams involved in Dyn DDoS attack recalled

Dyn said last week it identified “10s of millions” of unique IP addresses involved in the massive botnet DDoS attack on its managed DNS services, which knocked out Twitter, Amazon and others sites for many users. At least some of those...Show More Summary

?How to defend against the internet's doomsday of DDoS attacks

Last week assault on Dyn's global managed DNS services was only the start. Here's how to fend off hackers' attacks both on your servers and the internet.

Americans uneasy with IoT devices like those used in Dyn DDoS attack, survey finds

A coordinated botnet attack effectively choked internet access to a large number of popular sites last week, and the attack itself was made possible in large part due to the spread of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Yet a...Show More Summary

Recalls May Become The Norm For IoT Devices If Security Doesn’t Improve Significantly

Xiongmai Technologies, a Chinese component maker for DVRs, NVRs, and IP cameras, issued a recall due to these products being part of Friday's DDoS attack against Dyn. The recall may set a precedent for how to deal with DDoS attacks in the future.

Why Friday’s Massive Internet Outage Was So Scary

In mid-September, the website of Brian Krebs, a leading cybersecurity reporter, went down under the weight of the biggest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in history. Akamai, a company that provides backend services and infrastructure for many websites, including Krebs’s, said that it was twice as big as any attack it had previously seen. Show More Summary

Chinese Company Recalls Cameras, DVRs Used In Last Week's Massive DDoS Attack

3 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For some time now, security researchers have been warning that our lackadaisical approach to Internet of Things security would soon be coming home to roost. Initially it was kind of funny to read how "smart" fridges, tea kettles and Barbie dolls did an arguably worse job than their dumb counterparts with a greater risk to privacy and security. Show More Summary

Dumb & Dumber Claims About Last Week's Internet Attack (SOPA?!? Really?)

3 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you know, last week, large chunks of the internet spent hours writhing on the ground and totally inaccessible thanks to a giant DDoS attack that appears to have been launched via a botnet involving insecure DVR hardware (which can't be patched -- but that's another post for later). Show More Summary

After the Dyn attack, Australia needs to look closely at its smart devices

On Friday, a massive distributed denial of services attack (DDoS) knocked out access to a number of major websites. Although the incident appeared to target the U.S., its effects rippled out internationally, reportedly even reachingShow More Summary

Smart Devices, Dumb Security: Expect To See More IoT Botnet Attacks

Last weekends massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that crippled the internet came from a network of consumer devices including routers, IP security cameras and digital video recorders (DVRs). The events was a realisation...Show More Summary

Criminal botnets responsible for breaking the Internet last Friday

Last Friday, a large scale DDoS attack broke the Internet, and now we know that botnets using the Mirai malware are at least partially to blame.

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