) Unidentified attackers assembled those infected devices into a botnet to target Dyn, a DNS service provider, on Friday, as well as security blogger Brian Krebs.Mirai’s source code was publicly released earlier this month, which researchers said would lead to higher profile attacks.That weakness, and similar weaknesses in other Io T products, allowed criminals to create a massive botnet of compromised connected devices.Xiongmai told the BBC that its webcams didn’t make up the majority of the devices in the botnet, however.
This week, web-surfers could watch scientists in a lab at UC San Diego, employees talking at a nearby construction company, and the inside of a house filled with musical recording equipment.
The DDo S attack relied on a malware called Mirai to compromise connected devices that use default passwords and usernames.
(Friendly reminder: always change your connected device’s username and password!
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