Major U.S. websites inaccessible in "cyber attack" on domain name system

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  1. lotuseclat79

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    Major U.S. websites inaccessible in "cyber attack" on domain name system

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    This seems to be shutting down numerous ATM/Interac/PoS systems in Ontario, Canada as well.

    Some current links: https://www.dynstatus.com/incidents/nlr4yrr162t8
    http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/21/technology/ddos-attack-popular-sites/index.html
    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12759520

    I'm wondering if this has to do with those IoT botnets similar to what KrebsOnSecurity on others experienced recently. I've got to resort to finding many of the IP addresses of these sites to get more details.
     
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    I just read on Gizmodo that the problem is getting worse. Twitter has been down all day, Spotify works fine for me. Do you think this could get *actually* worse? Like maybe more companies like Dyn will be hit throughout the weekend?
     
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    Another take on the attacks. Don't be put off by the Headline (The Mirror is known for sensationalizing headlines of otherwise accurate articles) - The article was updated at 4:35PM EST and includes an exhaustive examination of the extent of the attack and websites and services affected.

    "Wikileaks supporters 'are behind massive cyber attack on US': Website urges its supporters to stop 'taking down the US internet' because 'Mr Assange is still alive' amid massive ongoing cyber attacks..[NB: The article states that Wikileaks BELIEVES it's supporters are responsible for the attack]

    Github, SoundCloud and PayPal also reported to be down
    Some of Amazon's cloud services also believed to have been hit
    Outage appeared to be primarily affecting web users on the US East Coast
    Second wave of attacks began around 1PM ET
    Department of Homeland Security 'investigating all potential causes'....."

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...ine-Spotify-Twitter-sites-suffer-outages.html
     
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    I felt it the whole day here in southern Europe.
    Sometimes no sites would load, or only some would, or they'd load but would be broken,
    a search with Google images would produce a long, mostly blank, page with filled squares scattered around,
    news sites had zero comments on all articles...
    scary
     
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    Today the web was broken by countless hacked devices – your 60-second guide
    IoT gadgets behind tens of millions of IP addresses flooded DNS biz Dyn


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    Mirai and Bashlight Join Forces Against DNS Provider Dyn

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    Dyn, a managed DNS service, hit with attack, popular sites see performance issues

    Dyn DDoS part 2: The hackers strike back

    Update Regarding DDoS Event Against Dyn Managed DNS on October 21, 2016

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    yeah I am on the East Coast and installed Eset Smart Security back onto a machine and it has been downloading the initial database for over a hour and it is only half way through. All other internet activities are as fast as normal like web browsing.
     
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    I always knew this was bound to happen sooner than later. The one's claiming responsibility announced this was only a dry run for a much larger design to push out to other electronic targets in masse etc.

    As long a this keeps up then I can foresee a breaking apart of the web into REGIONAL DIVISIONS etc. or some other methods to employ to prevent such rapid mass flooding like what happened.

    In the Midwest there was not much interruptions experienced to any degree but those brain geeks sharp in these type workings are only getting started so we'll see what they cook up next.
     
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    NewWorldHackers and Anonymous behind massive DDoS attack on Dyn DNS service
    http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/52583/hacking/dyn-dns-service-ddos-3.html
     
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    Find Out If One of Your Devices Helped Break the Internet

    Note: Read the remainder of the article for more hints to clean up remaining potential vulnerabilities of your IoT devices.

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    Dyn DDoS attack exposes soft underbelly of the cloud

     
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    I can't be the only one who thinks that this entire " Internet of Things " situation has become ridiculous.

    Surely everyone knows that these things were made with functionality first and security as a consideration for later ...
    .... or never , as it turns out ( IoT devices formed a significant part of the botnet(s) behind recent DDoS attacks )

    This "technology" was developed by manufacturers for their own benefit in order to put a big splash on their promo
    for the latest model .

    A "smart" fridge can sense when it's door is left open , and then it sends you a text message at work , and phones-home
    to who-knows-where , to update a data-base that you do not have access to .

    Well if it is so smart , why can't it just shut the door itself , and quit whining to everyone about it ?

    People are passively granting unsupervised access to their home network , to a fridge !
    I could not have such a device in my home , I would not sleep well ( unless I had "modified" it )
     
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    Xiongmai recalls products which enabled massive weekend cyberattack

     
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    From the article:
    "Users with internet-connected devices are warned to take precautions including updating passwords, ensuring that IoT devices are run on a closed network with limited internet access, and restricting the devices to access only the specific services it requires to function."

    And how many of the users of these devices are going to do ANYTHING? Very few IMO.
     
  25. plat1098

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    The firm "admitted" to known flaws...meaning what else is there? Did they release the IoTs already knowing there were "flaws?" Wouldn't surprise moi.

    No, too many of us are ignorant and/or complacent when it comes to PC security.:sick:
     
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