30 Nov '16, 9pm

What we learned about IoT security from the Dyn attack

One day in late October, this question was being asked all along the East Coast, as many of the most popular websites – including PayPal, Twitter, Reddit, and Spotify – were slow to load or, in many cases, completely inaccessible. Over the course of several hours, customers couldn’t access their accounts, advertising revenues were lost, and IT teams scrambled to figure out the problem. The problem turned out to be a large-scale DDoS attack on Dyn, a New Hampshire-based Internet infrastructure company. Hackers were able to swamp the company’s servers with a huge number of requests, effectively rendering it all but impossible for legitimate traffic to reach the individual servers of the companies they wanted to visit. While this was far from the first DDoS attack to take place, it was one of the largest – and it was unique, as it was the first major attack to have its roots ...

Full article: http://embedded-computing.com/guest-blogs/what-we-learned...

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