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DDoS attack overwhelmed Dyn despite mitigation efforts

Tim Greene | Oct. 27, 2016
Orders of magnitude fewer devices caused the service interruptions, Dyn says

Because the source code for Mirai has been posted publicly, this type if attack is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, experts say, with no clear path to stemming the threat.

Dyn says it is working with other infrastructure providers to figure out effective mitigation strategies so attacks like the ones it suffered last week can be brought under control more quickly and with less impact on end users just trying to use the internet.

 

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