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Internet down with cyber attack

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  • Oct 30th, 2016 4:36 pm
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I saw a guy who looked like Mr. Robot today. I think he is guilty.
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Yet Rfd soldiers on. Must be the analog of a cochroach in the internet sphere.

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Hacked Cameras and DVRs Powered Today’s Massive Internet Outage
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/10/hac ... et-outage/
A massive and sustained Internet attack that has caused outages and network congestion today for a large number of Web sites was launched with the help of hacked “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices, such as CCTV video cameras and digital video recorders, new data suggests. […]

According to researchers at security firm Flashpoint, today’s attack was launched at least in part by a Mirai-based botnet. Allison Nixon, director of research at Flashpoint, said the botnet used in today’s ongoing attack is built on the backs of hacked IoT devices — mainly compromised digital video recorders (DVRs) and IP cameras made by a Chinese hi-tech company called XiongMai Technologies. The components that XiongMai makes are sold downstream to vendors who then use it in their own products.

“It’s remarkable that virtually an entire company’s product line has just been turned into a botnet that is now attacking the United States,” Nixon said, noting that Flashpoint hasn’t ruled out the possibility of multiple botnets being involved in the attack on Dyn.
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Sooo they saw me naked in my own home...oh well.
tk1000 wrote: Hacked Cameras and DVRs Powered Today’s Massive Internet Outage
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/10/hac ... et-outage/
A massive and sustained Internet attack that has caused outages and network congestion today for a large number of Web sites was launched with the help of hacked “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices, such as CCTV video cameras and digital video recorders, new data suggests. […]

According to researchers at security firm Flashpoint, today’s attack was launched at least in part by a Mirai-based botnet. Allison Nixon, director of research at Flashpoint, said the botnet used in today’s ongoing attack is built on the backs of hacked IoT devices — mainly compromised digital video recorders (DVRs) and IP cameras made by a Chinese hi-tech company called XiongMai Technologies. The components that XiongMai makes are sold downstream to vendors who then use it in their own products.

“It’s remarkable that virtually an entire company’s product line has just been turned into a botnet that is now attacking the United States,” Nixon said, noting that Flashpoint hasn’t ruled out the possibility of multiple botnets being involved in the attack on Dyn.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Cheapo-Findo wrote: Sooo they saw me naked in my own home...oh well.
tk1000 wrote: Hacked Cameras and DVRs Powered Today’s Massive Internet Outage
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/10/hac ... et-outage/
A massive and sustained Internet attack that has caused outages and network congestion today for a large number of Web sites was launched with the help of hacked “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices, such as CCTV video cameras and digital video recorders, new data suggests. […]

According to researchers at security firm Flashpoint, today’s attack was launched at least in part by a Mirai-based botnet. Allison Nixon, director of research at Flashpoint, said the botnet used in today’s ongoing attack is built on the backs of hacked IoT devices — mainly compromised digital video recorders (DVRs) and IP cameras made by a Chinese hi-tech company called XiongMai Technologies. The components that XiongMai makes are sold downstream to vendors who then use it in their own products.

“It’s remarkable that virtually an entire company’s product line has just been turned into a botnet that is now attacking the United States,” Nixon said, noting that Flashpoint hasn’t ruled out the possibility of multiple botnets being involved in the attack on Dyn.
No, the cameras were hacked to attack Dyn, not to see you naked. :lol:

Dyn is an Internet infrastructure company that provides critical technology services to some of the Internet’s top destinations.
http://dyn.com/
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Quick, someone call Trump's 10 year old son. I heard he was good at cyber.
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On a side note....anybody know why there were 2 fighter jets over Toronto yesterday?....At around 4:30-500pm I noticed 2 jets flying over Pearson and turning around and eventually landing at Pearson. Just found it odd....usually see them during Labour Day weekend for the airshow.
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I can't remember about 21st Oct. But, today my internet connection is slow. Is there any cyber attack today? My internet connection is too slow.
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I also see sites like vodlocker down.

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