The Mirari Botnet And The Internet Outage On October 21st 2016

In preparation for my upcoming conference talk “The Internet of Things and iOS: Don’t let your toaster bring down the internet!” I have been doing a lot of research on the Mirai botnet. The Mirai (Japanese for “The Future”) botnet was used in a DDoS attack against the DNS service provider Dyn on October 21st, 2016. In this attack, some IoT devices were used to block their servers, bringing down popular sites such as »