This has been amazing... I wonder when people will start to care? If netflix and payment processing and playstation servers doesn't make people care then I'm not sure that anything will...
It's our industry's duty to make people aware of why, and how, and who, has caused this and why/how to prevent it. However, that would mean that major Chinese manufacturer's would have to develop some ethics and morals and step up and own their responsibility, then that would have to trickle down to the installers.
If this was Intel or HP or Dell's products you'd be seeing a different response than we're seeing from the Chinese.
Link? Most people are reporting that it's just the IoT and "digital video recorders" according to CNN's quote of Flashpoint. I haven't seen any manufacturer names implicated in this recent bout like we saw against Brian Krebs. I've seen some speculate that the Mirai botnet was at least partially responsible, which would be majority Dahua and XM devices I believe.
According to researchers at security firm Flashpoint, today’s attack was launched at least in part by a Mirai-based botnet. Allison Nixon, director of research at Flashpoint, said the botnet used in today’s ongoing attack is built on the backs of hacked IoT devices — mainly compromised digital video recorders (DVRs) and IP cameras made by a Chinese hi-tech company called XiongMai Technologies. The components that XiongMai makes are sold downstream to vendors who then use it in their own products.
“It’s remarkable that virtually an entire company’s product line has just been turned into a botnet that is now attacking the United States,” Nixon said, noting that Flashpoint hasn’t ruled out the possibility of multiple botnets being involved in the attack on Dyn.
It is almost as if the P.R.C. planned this all years ago... It's kind of like a subversive cold-war with China, and they're winning because Americans in our industry are apathetic and lazy. Imagine when Hikvision turns their network on... border patrol, water treatment facilities, power plants, military installations... I know Hikvision has won bids for all of these types of contracts. We know that Hikvision is controlled by the communist PRC. (People's "Republic" of China)
Phil K. Dick would have a hay-day with all of this...