Hacked Cameras Were Behind Friday’s Massive Web Outage

A massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Friday slowed down or knocked offline a whole group of major websites, including Twitter, Spotify, Amazon, Reddit, Yelp, Netflix, and The New York Times. The main cause appears to be a coordinated attack on Dyn, a major DNS host (an intermediary sometimes described as an Internet address book) that says…