Are YOU at risk? Experts fear spike in hacking after code used in one of the largest cyber attacks in history is released
Web security analysts have warned of a flood of online attacks from hackers after code for a bot used to carry out a huge hack was published online.
The code, which can turn unsecured devices such as web cameras, routers, phones and other hackable internet-connected devices into ‘bots’, could be used to target websites, knocking them offline.
Called ‘Mirai’, the code is believed to be behind last month’s landmark attack on security website Krebs On Security.
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