Fears of massive net attacks as code shared online

Computer code used to mount one of the biggest web attacks ever seen has been released online.
Security experts fear the release will prompt more massive attacks that knock sites offline by swamping them with data.
The attack tool seeks out smart devices in homes that are weakly protected with easy-to-guess passwords.
Net monitoring firms said they had already seen an increase in scans that seek out vulnerable devices.
The "Mirai" source code was released on a widely used hacker chat forum over the weekend.
The same code is believed to have been used to target security blogger... read more

3 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 43
Source: BBC

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