The attack began creating problems for Internet users reaching an array of sites, including Twitter, Amazon, Tumblr, Reddit, Spotify and Netflix.
At first, it was unclear who or what was behind the attack on Dyn.
But over the past few hours, at least one computer security firm has come out saying the attack involved Mirai, the same malware strain that was used in the record 620 Gpbs attack on my site last month.
At the end September 2016, the hacker responsible for creating the Mirai malware released the source code for it, effectively letting anyone build their own attack army using Mirai.
Of course, the user would never be aware there was any malware present, as the LED indicator would be on anyway due to the fact that they are video chatting.Similarly, in April 2014, an Ohio-area family said they were woken up to hear a voice screaming at their baby to “wake up” through their baby monitor.In 2013 tech website Ars Technica published an article titled, “Meet the men who spy on women through their webcams,” depicting a bizarre online world where hackers toy with people whose computers they have gained access to.They tracked the IP address that had accessed their camera and discovered a website with "thousands and thousands of pictures of cameras just like their own." Anyone could use the site to access hacked cameras and monitors located in at least 15 different countries, according to the report.Ashley Stanley, the nanny, thought the parents were playing a joke on her.