‘Smart’ home devices used by hackers in website attack

Daily News Article - October 24, 2016


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (See paragraph 2 for more details) (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. Name some of the popular websites were affected by the attack on Friday.

3. Define the following as used in the article:
a) internet of things (para. 4)
b) DNS service (para. 5)
c) DDoS (para. 6)
d) botnet (para. 8)
e) malware (para. 8)

4. a) Explain how the hackers were able to use internet-connected home devices in their attack.
b) List several types of internet-connected home devices that were used by the hackers in this attack.

5. How is this attack different from previous online attacks?

6. What, if any, immediate action do you think the following should take: