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Friday's DDoS attack came from 100,000 infected devices

Michael Kan | Oct. 27, 2016
DNS service provider Dyn says Mirai-powered botnets were the primary source for Friday's disruption

Although Mirai has been blamed for much of last week's internet disruption, other botnets were also involved, according to internet backbone provider Level 3 Communications.

"We’ve seen at least one, maybe two behaviors that aren’t consistent with Mirai," Level 3 CSO Dale Drew said in an email.

It's possible the hackers behind Friday's attack used multiple botnets in order to avoid detection, the company added.

 

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