A major DDoS attack block access to some of the internet’s most popular sites. Experts suspect that amateur hackers are the ones responsible for causing the massive shut down of various Internet servers. Are worried about what this means for the safety of your private information? Then we here at VoiceNEXT can help. Let us walk you through what the situation means and how our VoIP technology keeps you safe.
On October 21st, the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host, suffered a massive DDoS attack. Hackers used a malicious malware called Mirai to gain access to various Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which allowed them to performed the DDoS attack. Several popular websites, including Netflix, Spotify, CNN, New York Times, Grubhub, and more, use Dyn’s servers to connect users to their content. Their servers were overloaded by the numerous IP addresses, effectively taking websites offline.
According to security researcher Brian Krebs, “The size of these DDoS attacks has increased so much lately thanks largely to the broad availability of tools for compromising and leveraging the collective firepower of so-called Internet of Things devices – poorly secured Internet-based security cameras, digital video recorders (DVRs) and Internet routes.”
How is VoIP Protected From Future DDoS Attacks?
The lack of security on many IoT devices is the root of the problem. Many companies are building insecure IoT devices, which allows hackers to gain access and orchestrate DDoS attacks. This not only interrupts a user’s access to websites but puts their personal information at risk.
Thankfully, with VoiceNEXT, you are secure. Our technology uses the Internet to provide our customers with phone service. However, we make sure they are protected from external threats. Our VoIP technology proactively locks any phone if it senses an incoming hack. This protects your data and keeps your phone from being used for malicious purposes. We keep your business safe so that you have no worries.