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Massive cyberattack turned ordinary devices into weapons

A cyberattack that took Canada Goose sale down large swaths of the internet around the world on Friday was carried out, in part, by unsuspecting devices connected to 2018 canada goose outlet the Canada Goose Online internet. Security firm Flashpoint said it believes that digital video recorders and webcams in people’s Canada Goose Parka homes were taken over by malware and then, without Canada Goose Jackets owners’ knowledge, used to help execute the canada goose store massive cyberattack.

Hundreds of thousands of devices appear to have have been infected with the malware.

It Canada Goose Outlet was a distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack. Using the malware, hackers were able to flood a website with so much traffic that it impaired normal service. ET. Dyn says the attack has ended.

Dyn is part of the backbone of the internet.

Software IT company Dynatrace monitors more than 150 websites, and found that 77 were impacted Friday. The disruption Canada Goose Coats On Sale may have lost companies up to $110 million in revenue and sales, canada goose outlet toronto factory according canada goose replica to CEO John van canadian goose jacket Siclen.

So far, no one has pointed a finger at a particular group or nation.

“It’s too soon to know,” Doug Madory, a canada goose outlet toronto factory director at Dyn told CNNMoney.

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The buy canada goose jacket cheap methods used in Friday’s attack were very canada goose coats similar to the one carried out against the website of cyber researcher Brian Canada Goose online Krebs last month, as well as French internet service provider OVH, according to Flashpoint. It’s unknown if the attacks are related.

After the cyberattack against Krebs, the source code used to carry out the strike was released online. Since then other hackers have been using the malware to canada goose clearance carry out their own attacks.

Related: No, the presidential election can’t be hacked

While DDoS attacks are nothing new, research shows they’re becoming increasingly sophisticated and frequent.

Friday’s cyber blitz demonstrated just how vulnerable the internet’s infrastructure is to these type of bombardments.

CNN’s Jim Sciutto, Sara O’Brien canada goose deals and Julia Horowitz contributed reporting.

CNNMoney (London) First published October 22, 2016: 8:31 AM ET

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