Cyber crime has moved closer to home than ever. The cyber attack that slowed many popular websites to a crawl last week is attracting new scrutiny to the security of the so-called "Internet of Things."
The attack last week used a new type of malware that takes control of tens of millions of personal devices connected to the internet — including home routers, baby monitors and cameras — without their owners' knowledge.
It was aimed squarely at Dyn, a New Hampshire tech company that monitors and routes traffic for major internet companies, including Airbnb, Etsy, Spotify and Twitter and popular news sites like The New York Times, The Financial Times and CNBC.com.
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