Latest Internet Ddos attack commited by thousands of Chinese firms security Camera’s
The Chinese Firm at the centre of this Ddos attack, tho please remember they did not commit the attack has stated,
Its cameras was used in the recent Ddos internet takedown.
The Chinese firm security camera manufacturer said its products were breached to launch the cyber-attack that severed the internet access for millions of users around the globe highlighting the threat posed by always on connected devices.
The cyber attackers hijacked CCTV cameras made by Chinese firm Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology Co. using known malware Mirai, the firm said in a statement,
While Xiongmai didn’t say how many of its products had been infiltrated, all cameras made before September 2015 were potentially vulnerable.
The friday cyber attack, which took down many websites including Twitter, Spotify and CNN for long periods highlighted just how easy hackers can marshal an increasing number of online electronics, collectively known as the Internet of Things, to disrupt the internet on an unprecedented never seen before scale.
“Mirai is a huge disaster for the Internet of Things. XM have to admit that our products also suffered from hacker’s break-in and illegal use,” Xiongmai said in its statement”
Millions of users lost access to some of the world’s most popular websites most part of Friday after cyber hackers hit servers along the United State’s East Coast with phony bot traffic until they crashed, then they moved westward.
The attackers then hit Dyn Inc., a provider of Domain Name System services. Agencies including the United State’s Department of Homeland Security are investigating the outage but the perpetrators remain unknown.
Xiongmai said products made before September 2015 were vulnerable because they ran on older firmware, or software hard-wired into devices. The company urged users to update their firmware and change their default usernames and passwords.
Security professionals have anticipated an increase in attacks from malware that target connected gadgets. In Friday’s instance, hackers launched a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack using tens of millions of malware-infected devices connected to the internet, according to Kyle York, Dyn’s chief strategy officer.
While DDoS attacks don’t steal anything, they create havoc across the Internet.