Can the world wide web survive the internet of things? It’s a question many are asking after a vast attack on US and European internet structure last week, likely led by “smart” DVR players and webcams, that has left the tech industry reeling.
The hacking that brought down websites in the United States and Europe on Friday seems to be the most extensive, sophisticated and ambitious attack of its kind the West has ever experienced.
The two favorite expressions of information security experts in recent years are “cyber” and “APT” (short for Advanced Persistent Threat).
A massive cyberattack that compromised major websites on Friday was waged through hundreds of thousands of web-connected devices – the so-called Internet of Things.
Their rabbis don’t like it, but ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel surf the internet like mad, a recent study shows.