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Dyn helped Krebs investigate the attack and recently presented research on the case.
Experts have long warned that many Internet of Things devices are poorly secured -- often due to the speed at which they are brought to market.
A new piece of OS X malware has been uncovered, and it's a nasty strain of malicious software which has been adapted to target Mac users. When it infects a Mac, the malware sets up a link with its command and control server (communicating using AES-256 encryption), and sets up various bits of backdoor functionality, leaving a wide range of tricks available to the perpetrator.
The so-called Mokes malware was discovered at the beginning of this year and has already hit Windows and Linux users, and is now a worry for those with an Apple computer following the discovery of the latest flavor: Backdoor. As the security firm which spotted this malware, Kaspersky, observed, this includes the ability to record keystrokes (such as passwords), rifle through Office files (Word and Excel), use the webcam or mic to capture video or audio, and it takes screenshots too – along with allowing the attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the compromised computer. It's not known how widespread this latest spin on Mokes is, or how much of a danger it currently represents, and Apple certainly hasn't said anything about the malware at this point.
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(Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.) The Department of Homeland Security said it is looking into the issue.
"We're aware and are investigating all potential causes," DHS deputy press secretary Gillian Christensen said in an e-mailed statement.
But how does the data know where to go, and can it get lost or stolen along the way? Negron, Craig Timberg and Jorge Ribas/The Washington Post) A key part of the Internet's infrastructure was hit by a series of attacks Friday, causing major services such as Twitter, Spotify and Pay Pal to be inaccessible for many users around the world.Dyn chief strategy officer Kyle York said the source of some of the traffic that attacked the company came from compromised "Internet of Things" devices which include everyday items like baby monitors, webcams and even thermostats that can connect to the Internet. Eastern, and primarily affected users on the East Coast, according to Dyn.It was resolved at roughly a.m., the company said.Safety advice Dating is fun but to ensure you do it in the safest way possible we have put together some golden rules to help you get the most out of your journey.Get dating advice and anecdotes from our very own Match bloggers on all things relationships!