“The Dark Web is rife with speculation that North Korea is responsible for the Dyn hack” says John McAfee, according to a new article on CSO:
McAfee said they certainly have the capability and if it’s true…then forensic analysis will point to either Russia, China, or some group within the U.S. [And] who hacked the Democratic National Committee? McAfee — in an email exchange and follow up phone call — said sources within the Dark Web suggest it was Iran, and he absolutely agrees. While Russian hackers get more media attention nowadays, Iranian hackers have had their share… “The Iranians view Trump as a destabilizing force within America,” said McAfee. “They would like nothing more than to have Trump as President….
“If all evidence points to the Russians, then, with 100% certainty, it is not the Russians. Anyone who is capable of carrying out a hack of such sophistication is also capable, with far less effort than that involved in the hack, of hiding their tracks or making it appear that the hack came from some other quarter…”
Bruce Schneier writes that “we don’t know anything much of anything” about yesterday’s massive DDOS attacks. “If I had to guess, though, I don’t think it’s China. I think it’s more likely related to the DDoS attacks against Brian Krebs than the probing attacks against the Internet infrastructure…” Earlier this month Krebs had warned that source code had been released for the massive DDOS attacks he endured in September, “virtually guaranteeing that the Internet will soon be flooded with attacks from many new botnets powered by insecure routers, IP cameras, digital video recorders and other easily hackable devices.”
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