Thursday, November 3, 2016

Another big cyberattack is taking a country offline

A new large DDoS attack is knocking out internet access in Liberia. 

The attack, written about on Thursday by IT security researcher Kevin Beaumont, is the same type of attack that slowed much of the internet down in October. 

Both attacks used readily available Mirai malware. The malware allows users to hack into poorly-secured internet of things devices (such as smart cameras or refrigerators). From there, the hacker is able to direct data from those devices to one source, clogging its servers and often rendering it inaccessible to everyday users.  Read more...

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