US is under cyberattack

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US is under cyberattack

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Back on Sep. 13, Bruce Schneier wrote a column with the title "Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet". This incident fits into the pattern pointed out in that article.

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/21/why-today-s-attacks-on-...

 

These attacks are driven, in part, by the “Internet of Things”—devices such as CCTV cameras and DVRs being directly attached to the internet, with poor security. Attackers are hacking these devices, inside homes and businesses across the world, to create “botnets”—a herd of infected devices, which they can use to launch attacks.  Criminals are also selling attacks from these botnets for cheap prices, allowing anybody with a wallet to launch attacks against targets.

 

 

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US officials say "internet vandalism" CNBC TV reporting