DVDs and cameras were responsible for Friday’s attacks


A Chinese manufacturer of electronic components, admitted that their products, even inadvertently, had a role in the huge cybernetic attack that left down numerous websites in the United States.

The Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology, a manufacturer of DVRs and digital cameras, said on Sunday October 23rd, the security vulnerabilities involving among other things, the fact that the default passwords safety, was too weak.

According to some security researchers, a malware, named Mirai, took advantage of these vulnerabilities and infected the devices at the first opportunity, using them as well to launch the attacks. The authors were able to send several requests to the US servers, causing an overload on a DNS addresses service due to the excessive number of access requests.

Some of the best-known websites that were affected included the giant Twitter, Spotify and HBO.