DDoS attack on Dyn could have been prevented

The Online Trust Association says the recent DDoS attack that took down portions of the internet for several hours could have been “easily” avoided by improving the security of IoT devices.

By Taylor Armerding

It didn’t have to happen.

Last month’s massive distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack on Domain Name System (DNS) service provider Dyn, which used a botnet of thousands of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to disrupt dozens of major websites including Twitter, Spotify, PayPal, GitHub, CNN.com and the New York Times, could “easily” have been prevented.

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Source: http://www.csoonline.com