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#42219 - 10/21/16 10:24 AM cyber terrorism is here
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Massive web attacks briefly knock out top sites I noticed it this morning when the NY Times website was down. At the time, I didn't know what was causing it. I also just tried to sign an online petition and the site was down.

Russia? ISIS? Trump?
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#42222 - 10/21/16 12:44 PM Re: cyber terrorism is here [Re: jchuzi]
alternaut Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: jchuzi
[...] Russia? ISIS? Trump?

At this point in time it’s still a guess, and mine would be ‘none of the above’. Most DDOS attacks are criminal, as in ‘non-political’, and it’s not at all clear how the current attack and the resulting downage fits the interests of the three you list, other than general disruption and its effect on the public opinion, etc.

Some more detail is available in PCWorld's Major DDoS attack on Dyn DN...offline. While Dyn DNS claims to be OK again, many websites using its services are distinctly not. FWIW, I still can’t get any Twitter feeds, among others.
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#42226 - 10/21/16 02:27 PM Re: cyber terrorism is here [Re: jchuzi]
grelber Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
Originally Posted By: jchuzi
Massive web attacks briefly knock out top sites I noticed it this morning when the NY Times website was down. At the time, I didn't know what was causing it. ....

Actually, nytimes.com was offline for a considerable period yesterday early morning. No explanation, but nothing apparently suspicious at the time.
I usually check Is It Down Right Now? — one of the neater checkers — when such things pop up (or down).

Originally Posted By: jchuzi
Russia? ISIS? Trump?

More likely: Russia = ISIS (Daesh) = Trump.

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#42231 - 10/22/16 12:03 AM Re: cyber terrorism is here [Re: grelber]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: London, UK
This is a test. This is only a test...

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#42232 - 10/22/16 02:16 AM Re: cyber terrorism is here [Re: freelance]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Does anybody know how to find out if a router's been commandeered?

Mine has an 8 character password including UC, lc, and numbers, but if it's one of a stock comprised of a relatively small number of items it's nowhere near as secure as it looks. confused
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#42233 - 10/22/16 03:28 AM Re: cyber terrorism is here [Re: artie505]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
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#42243 - 10/23/16 02:07 AM Re: cyber terrorism is here [Re: grelber]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
Happy with your iPhone and its buddies? Be afraid ... very afraid.

A New Era of Internet Attacks Powered by Everyday Devices

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#42245 - 10/23/16 08:46 AM Re: cyber terrorism is here [Re: jchuzi]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas

Well that convinces me, I have at least three or four of "Internet of Things" devices that are not HomeKit enabled. I have to get busy getting them upgraded or replacing them with HomeKit enabled devices.
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