Internet users across the eastern seaboard found their connections interrupted Oct. 21 during a massive cyberattack. The attack was in part fueled by Mirai, a virus that gives hackers access to unsecured webcams and similar devices. (The hackers commandeer the devices and use them to send bogus traffic to a target server in hopes of overloading it and knocking it down.)
How can you tell if your gadgets are infected with Mirai? A good place to start is this list compiled by security researcher Brian Krebs, who analyzed Mirai’s publicly available source code to see which devices it’s been targeting.
ADVICE FROM THE LMLP: Take note before you install any “Internet of Things” devices!