Last Friday, many of us were affected by the distributed denial of service attack that made some parts of the Internet slow or unavailable. While it isn’t yet certain, some evidence points to the attack being executed with the help of Internet of Things (IoT) devices rather than computers and servers.
It appears as though the DDoS attack focused on the DNS provider Dyn that points a web URL to the appropriate IP address and content. DDoS flooded Dyn with requests and slowed it, thus slowing Internet access for many of us.
I guess, things are developing faster that I even imagined.