Zombie fridges, DVRs and cameras take down Netflix, Twitter, NYT and Reddit
Hackers orchestrated a massive disruption of the internet services last week using thousands of “zombie devices” — technology connected to web, with weak security.
Internet services across much of the U.S. were disrupted or temporarily taken offline in a massive distributed denial of service attack last Friday, reported CNBC.
The attack targeted thousands of devices with weak security and easy-to-guess passwords to form a botnet. Vulnerable technology can include any smart device with web connectivity.
This botnet then overwhelmed internet servers and disrupted popular services such as Netflix, Spotify, Reddit, Twitter and more.
The botnet attack overwhelmed internet servers and disrupted widely used web services. PIXABAY
Vulnerable technology can include any smart device with web connectivity. PIXABAY
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