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A New Era of Internet Attacks Powered by Everyday Devices


Dyn DNS, a company that essentially acts as a giant internet switchboard, was bombarded with messages that overloaded its circuits.

Credit: Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times

When surveillance cameras began popping up in the 1970s and '80s, they were welcomed as a crime-fighting tool, then as a way to monitor traffic congestion, factory floors and even baby cribs.

From The New York Times
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