DDoS attack shows dangers of IoT ‘running rampant’

A U.S. Senator has joined security officials calling for stiffer cybersecurity for Internet of Things (IoT) devices following a major attack last Friday.

In a letter to three federal agencies, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) on Tuesday called for “improved tools to better protect American consumers, manufacturers, retailers, internet sites and service providers.”

Friday’s big cybersecurity attack affected 80 major websites and was blamed on the Mirai botnet that largely targeted unprotected IoT devices, including internet-ready cameras.

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