Cyberattack interferes with Internet


Cyber Attack Crime


Last Friday, a massive cyberattack led to Internet outages across parts of the US. Here’s what happened: hackers attacked a company called Dyn, which does things like route Internet traffic – like air traffic control for the web. The hackers did this by installing malware on devices like webcams and printers without anyone realizing it was there. Then, that malware was used to hit Dyn with a ton of traffic. Cue Dyn crashing, and the Internet giving a busy signal to everyone who tried to use it. It’s unclear who’s responsible, but the FBI’s looking into it. This comes at a time when election-related hacking already has a lot of people concerned about cybersecurity.