Chinese electronics firm Hangzhou Xiongmai is set to recall swathes of webcams after they were compromised by the Mirai botnet. Mirai exploits the low security standards of internet-connected devices, from routers to webcams, and after enslaving them with malware uses their network connections to launch DDoS attacks, such as that hobbling Dyn’s DNS services last week. Among the many devices infected by Mirai were products sold by Hangzhou Xiongmai, although the company disputes claims that its products comprised the majority of those involved in the attack.
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Original source: The Register