DDoS

What’s happening to the Internet ?

Websites are falling down; the Verge, Twitter, Paypal, Github, soundcloudn Reddit, Netflix, Amazon and many others are inaccessible, some rumors say it’s the biggest attack ever made, yet, hackers prove (again) that nothing is 100% safe.

DDoS ? What exactly happened ?

Well, things still blurry for now, but what we know is that the target was Dyn; one of the biggest DNS providers in the world, the e

The method used is the same used recently against the France-based web hosting provider OVH, we are talking about 1 Tbps of traffic ! maybe even more.

1 Tbps…Wot…How ?!

I personally believe it’s a botnet who caused this massive traffic, botnet is a distributed malware affecting millions of devices across the world, making IoT devices as a primary target, (also called zombies) are usually sleeping and waiting for orders from a Command & Control Server, you can imagine what may happen if all devices are connected at the same time to the same server and sending billions of requests per second, if you own an IoT device, maybe you were a part of this attack too!

So the formula is really simple, instead of targeting a single website, why not targeting the DNS provider, so users won’t be able to access the DNS address leading to the website.

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FBI and

UPDATE 10/24/2016:

New World Hackers” group was behind the attack, 100.000 IoT device has been used in order to make Dyn offline.

learn more:

DDoS: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Denial_of_Service

Botnet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botnet

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