FORBES | February 17, 2017
By Dr. Mike Lloyd
The Internet of Things crashed into the old Internet on Oct 21st, and it wasn’t pretty. A specialized but fairly simple bit of malware known as Mirai was used to cause huge numbers of simple Internet-connected devices (cameras, home routers, baby monitors, etc.) to flood the infrastructure of a service provider called Dyn. This caused widespread collateral damage across the traditional world of social media and entertainment websites.